Twelve Reasons Why Homosexuals Shouldn’t Marry

Stumbled across this while on Quora procrastinating from doing other important things. The poster provided a link to the source, but it is now a dead link.

Enjoy!

Twelve Reasons Why Homosexuals Shouldn’t Marry

  1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.
  2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can’t legally get married because the world needs more children.
  3. Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
  4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage is allowed, since Britney Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.
  5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are property, blacks can’t marry whites, and divorce is illegal.
  6. Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.
  7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.
  8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
  9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behaviour. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
  10. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why single parents are forbidden to raise children.
  11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven’t adapted to things like cars or longer life spans.
  12. Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a “separate but equal” institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.
    (And don’t forget the First Nation children’s schools! ~~Cathy)

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You write like a closed-minded perfectionist with low self-esteem

There are many, many days when I am not very productive. Today is one of those days. Below is something that helped me be a slacker this time around. Oh I love the Internet. Some many tidbits of knowledge and interesting things that allow me to pretend that I’m not really slacking off… just learning something new.

I would suggest finding a lot of your past writing, or writing a few long paragraphs before reading the descriptions. It was spot on for me. The title of this post is not what it said about me. Just wanted to get your attention. :-)

What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?
Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

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Where’s my .TAX file???

When I was 16 years old (in the good ol’ mid-80′s), I filed my first tax return. What did I know about taxes? Nothing. So I listened to my Mother (this is normally when things go wrong for me) and paid her accountant (I think it was $50) to do my taxes. I signed, dated, mailed and waited for my refund.

Over the next month, I learned that my refund amount (around $200; not too shabby) actually should have been closer to $2,000 due to my circumstances. I questioned the accountant and was told a lot of reasons why I was incorrect, and he was right. I thought he was full of crap. I went to the post office to get the tax forms and guide, then went to the library. Over the course of a few days I devoured everything that I could obtain in those pre-internet-access days. I filed my amendments (with paper and pencil!), waited, and got back just shy of another $2,000. I then proceeded to re-do my Mother’s taxes for a past period of 7 years (the limit you can go back). With the resulting return she got, she installed wall to wall carpet in the entire apartment, got caught up on all of her bills, and gave us some experiences and dinners that were normally relegated as “treats” for us. Since then I have done my own taxes…. and for many other people in my family and circle of friends.

A lot has changed in the tax preparation realm since I was 16. The best change is the invention of computer tax programs. Doing scenarios with pencil, eraser and calculator took a long time. For the past seven (?) or so years I have been using a program called Studio Tax. Since I complete a minimum of 8 returns a year, I had to stop using the big brand names once they put a limit on their $80 packages. Studio Tax allows me to complete 20. And the mandatory cost is zero dollars. Yes, zero.

Donations to the creator are greatly appreciated and help to make improvements to the program. It is an excellent program and I highly recommend it.

The question I get asked most frequently once I convert people to users is how to locate the .TAX file they must upload to CRA to complete their e-filing. The answer is below.

(Clicking the images will bring up a larger version)

I changed the location of where the file would be saved. Don’t recall what the default is.
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You must click NEXT on this screen.
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This screen confirms that the .TAX file has been created, and where the file is located.
Clicking on the CRA link will take you to the internet page to file your return immediately.
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Happy filing! (If such a thing can exist.)

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Forget Sex – Let’s Talk About Mental Health Baby

Mental illness affects all Canadians at some time, whether through a family member, friend or colleague, and 20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime. If it isn’t you, someone you know is dealing with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, or something else. And most likely they are hiding it from you, their coworkers, their friends and perhaps their family. That needs to change!

Mental health is as important as physical health and neither should carry any stigma. It affects people of all ages, educational levels, income levels, and cultures.

How common is it?
Schizophrenia affects 1% of the Canadian population.
Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment.
Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age.
The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.

According to their website, on January 28, Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives for every:

  • Text message sent (by a Bell or Bell Aliant customer only)
  • Mobile and long distance call made (by a Bell or Bell Aliant customer only)
  • Tweet using #BellLetsTalk
  • Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk image

#BellLetsTalk website

Even if you are not a Bell customer, you can help make a difference. Every tweet you send on January 28th should include the hashtag #BellLetsTalk – even if the tweet has nothing to do with the promotion!

Is this a ruse? Are they just trying to hype up what they already publicly declared to financially sponsor? No!

“Bell will be dedicating an additional 5¢ for every long distance call and text message sent by Bell customers to mental health related issues across the country. This is in addition to the $50 million investment. In 2013, over 96 million texts and calls were made resulting in an additional contribution of $4.8 million by Bell to mental health initiatives across the country.”

If you want to do more after January 28th, you can join the events for Clara’s Big Ride that begin on March 14, 2014 in Toronto. Not in Toronto? That’s okay! Six-time Canadian Olympic medalist Clara Hughes will leave Toronto and begin traveling east through Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada before returning to Northern Quebec and heading northwest across Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon. She will cross the Arctic Circle on the legendary Dempster Highway, then journey south to Vancouver Island and head east through British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northern Ontario before finishing her ride on Canada Day, July 1, 2014, in Ottawa. On Canada Day. Nice touch! What a long journey she is taking, all on behalf of those suffering from mental illness.

Bell has compiled a listing of agencies for those seeking help. Bookmark it; Share it; Tweet it; Pin it; Post it; get the information out there anyway you can to help others find the help they need and deserve.

Don’t let mental illness continue to be a source of silence. If it’s in the open, everyone can share their stories, and everyone can offer the support that is needed. So, on January 28th, Let’s Talk…or rather… #BellLetsTalk

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“Welcome to my Porn Site” aka I was hacked

Do you know the old adage ‘Time is money’ or the more recent ‘Being disorganized costs you money’? I’ve always believed these. In my experiences and observations in life, they are true.

I’ve seen or heard of people spending hours on a couch watching TV while stating they have no time to earn extra income; to pursue their hobbies; or to accomplish even one thing on their tremendously long To Do list. I’ve witnessed friends, who couldn’t tell you where the “home” is for their keys or shoes when they walk in the door each night, purchase items they needed – then find multiples of the same item in their home days later. Such as the spatula in the bedroom dresser and the bathroom fixture’s light bulbs in the Christmas decorations box. Of course, those items were stashed in those locations “For Now”.

Those people – yes – THOSE PEOPLE – have annoyed me to the core. They waste time, energy, money and feign a lack of control over their circumstances when, in reality, it’s all their fault. They control the events on which they spend their time. They control the state of their homes. They control the money they spend, and the debt they incur.

And, yet, I became one of THOSE PEOPLE.

I saw it rearing its ugly head and sneaking around corners in the dark, but I ignored it. The time I decided to watch Season One, Episode One of Downton Abbey on a day off instead of logging into the computer to work. That turned into the several decisions over the course of four days that resulted in watching each episode until the end of Season Two. (Good show by the way. Who’d have thunk that servants and aristocrats from the early 1900s would have such entertaining and intriguing lives?) I got exactly zero minutes of work done. And earned a total of zero dollars, of course. (I still haven’t found a way to get paid for part-time TV watching at a level that would be significant.) Kicked myself in the butt and slapped myself in the head for my stupid decisions….then did it again the next week. At that point, I should have requested an intervention (if my friends could find the time in their busy schedules to attend one). It went on like this for far too long.

Access Granted

One victim of my temporary Procrastination Lifestyle was my habit of carefully reading each email that got sent to me. To be fair, I do get over a hundred emails a day – but I must take ownership and not state that as though it is an acceptable excuse. I know the email from my children, beloved fiancée and my brothers are very important to read immediately. What I have learned is that emails from Google Webmaster Tools might need to be moved above them. Especially the ones that discuss a suspected hacking or SQL injection. I read that email with a fully caffeinated and coherent brain about a week after it arrived. Which was plenty of time for me to get linked to by about a thousand sites for various keywords; listed in Google as “This site has been hacked”; blacklisted by a lot of legitimate businesses; and display to any of my visitors at that time, things that are not normally part of my repertoire. Kind of serves me right.

Guess what else this experience taught me? All those times I checked my Backup application, and it said it was ready as of the current date to run the backup, did not mean a backup was actually done. Thank goodness for Google’s cached site option. I would have lost everything and need to recreate it for too long of a period of time to keep me motivated enough to do it. Small mercies, huh?

So now I no longer have a porn and illegal download website for the enjoyment of the dregs of the internet. Hopefully the security measures put in place are sufficient. I’ve set-up my backup program properly this time. And I have requested Google to please reindex me, stop saying I’m a hack, and please, please, please, whitelist me again.

I promise to stop being a lazy lump, even though Season Three of Downton Abbey is available on DVD.

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Nov 10 2013

Who Should Sponsor my 1K Follower Twitter Celebration?

When I became active on Twitter in October 2012, after attending She’s Connected, I was thrilled when I hit 100 followers. When Maple Leaf began following me, the first “Brand”, I was over the moon. Each follower afterwards always gave me a thrill. But it seems that big, round numbers affect us more for some …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cathyincanada.com/blog/2013/11/10/who-should-sponsor-my-1k-follower-twitter-celebration/

Apr 15 2014

Twelve Reasons Why Homosexuals Shouldn’t Marry

Stumbled across this while on Quora procrastinating from doing other important things. The poster provided a link to the source, but it is now a dead link.

Enjoy!

Twelve Reasons Why Homosexuals Shouldn’t Marry Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cathyincanada.com/blog/2014/04/15/twelve-reasons-why-homosexuals-shouldnt-marry/

Mar 03 2014

You write like a closed-minded perfectionist with low self-esteem

There are many, many days when I am not very productive. Today is one of those days. Below is something that helped me be a slacker this time around. Oh I love the Internet. Some many tidbits of knowledge and interesting things that allow me to pretend that I’m not really slacking off… just learning …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cathyincanada.com/blog/2014/03/03/you-write-like-a-closed-minded-perfectionist-with-low-self-esteem/

Mar 01 2014

Where’s my .TAX file???

When I was 16 years old (in the good ol’ mid-80′s), I filed my first tax return. What did I know about taxes? Nothing. So I listened to my Mother (this is normally when things go wrong for me) and paid her accountant (I think it was $50) to do my taxes. I signed, dated, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cathyincanada.com/blog/2014/03/01/wheres-my-tax-file/

Jan 27 2014

Forget Sex – Let’s Talk About Mental Health Baby

Mental illness affects all Canadians at some time, whether through a family member, friend or colleague, and 20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime. If it isn’t you, someone you know is dealing with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, or something else. And most likely they are hiding it from you, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cathyincanada.com/blog/2014/01/27/forget-sex-lets-talk-about-mental-health-baby/

Jan 07 2014

“Welcome to my Porn Site” aka I was hacked

Do you know the old adage ‘Time is money’ or the more recent ‘Being disorganized costs you money’? I’ve always believed these. In my experiences and observations in life, they are true.

I’ve seen or heard of people spending hours on a couch watching TV while stating they have no time to earn extra income; …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cathyincanada.com/blog/2014/01/07/welcome-to-my-porn-site-aka-i-was-hacked/

Nov 19 2013

Where Am I Partying Tonight?

The Twitterverse is a busy, busy place. And on the nights that Twitter Chats are running, it can be too busy to keep up. Unless, of course, you forget that they are happening, and completely miss out. My brain is more like a sieve than a safe, so I began using a calendar to document …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cathyincanada.com/blog/2013/11/19/where-am-i-partying-tonight/

Oct 23 2013

Help! My iPhone is stalking me!

Okay, so I don’t own an iPhone, but I know a lot of people who do. I saw this report on Global News and had to share the information. It’s about how Apple is now having your phone record every single movement you make. Like a Private Investigator.

The new iOS7 upgrade included a change …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cathyincanada.com/blog/2013/10/23/help-my-iphone-is-stalking-me/

Oct 20 2013

Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom celebration [and a giveaway!]

Sometimes in life you get the chance to meet others that just strike you to the core as genuinely nice, honest, GOOD people. This phenomenon occurs in the virtual world of the internet, Twitter and Facebook just as often as it does in real life. From my experience, it happens more frequently in the virtual …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cathyincanada.com/blog/2013/10/20/frugal-canadian-coupon-mom-celebration-and-a-giveaway/

Oct 15 2013

An Auction where you always walk away with something (plus free credits from me!)

Like most people who visit here, I like to get good deals; especially for things that are “treats” for me and not a necessity. One of my indulgences, which is very good for my well-being, is an outing at a restaurant with a few of my friends. However, my monthly budget only allows for $20 …

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