The Sarcastic Cynic™

Sarcastic and cynical view of the world.

Countries With Some of The Most Beautiful Women — December 6, 2015

Countries With Some of The Most Beautiful Women

23Where do you find the beautiful women of the world?    Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, India, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, Venezuela, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Colombia and many others.


The killer was a hateful brute. Let us not name him. — October 23, 2014
Do you live on this side? — February 6, 2014
Padma Suramala, Nunavut’s coroner, calls inquest into suicides CBC News — January 17, 2014

Padma Suramala, Nunavut’s coroner, calls inquest into suicides CBC News

Posted: Jan 16, 2014 11:54 AM CT Last Updated: Jan 17, 2014 9:15 AM CT


Nunavut’s chief coroner is calling a special inquest into the high rates of suicide in the territory.

In an interview with CBC on Thursday, Padma Suramala said she’ll hold a “discretionary inquest” into three suicides, selected at random, under the authority of Sec. 21 of the Coroner’s Act.

Last year, 45 people in Nunavut took their own lives, the highest level of suicides ever recorded in the territory. Nunavut has had a suicide crisis since becoming a territory in 1999.

In 2013, 10 people took their lives in the capital of Iqaluit, which has a population of less than 7,000.

There have now been 434 suicides in the territory since 1999: mostly male, mostly Inuit, mostly young.


  • Kalimazoo

Jessie! Great to see you doing well – you are missed here in Iqaluit. 
On another note, one of the worst patterns I see up here is that suicide has become “normalized”. Young people seem to consider it to be a viable option to get out of a bad situation. So many people have family, friends or just people they know commit suicide, that it no longer shocks except in the most extreme cases. Young Inuit need hope, they need to get out of isolated communities and take their place in Canada and the world. They need access to high quality mental health care, but also to healthy food, fun activities, and jobs. 

I really hope that this creates a sense of emergency – something that has been missing from the trite rhetoric used by all governments. Young people in Nunavut need care and attention now!

  • thisissomething

Most people are unaware of ways to avoid suicide. 
To come from early childhood trauma splits the personality; dysfunctional parenting is usually the source. Likely the parents themselves have experienced wounds that are unresolved. In order to prevent a widespread flow, the work begins with parents!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…Christmas — November 7, 2013

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…Christmas

A popular belief in YarmouthNova Scotia, holds that Meredith Willson wrote the song in 1951 while staying in Yarmouth’s Grand Hotel.[1] The song makes reference to a “tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well…”; the park being Frost Park, directly across the road from the Grand Hotel, which still operates in Yarmouth.

Gasoline copyYesterday on WCBS 880 AM, I heard  gas price would be dropping.  Imagine that!  Soon we’ll start hearing that the airlines will be dropping their fuel surcharges as well.

So far in Long Island I was lured in by a BP gas station sign  that promised $3.49.  I filled up with the assistance of an attendant who couldn’t swipe my credit card, he had to swipe it 3 times, and then couldn’t enter my zip code.

The dreaded “see attendant” flashed on the screen.

When I returned with the cashier to the pump, the message was gone.  He was able to swipe and enter the correct information.


Competition Heats Up in Canada’s Ice Hotel Market. — March 6, 2012

Competition Heats Up in Canada’s Ice Hotel Market.

Competition Heats Up in Canada’s Ice Hotel Market.

Canada now has two places to chill out. One is in Montreal and the other in Quebec. These Ice Hotels offer beds, bars, and wedding chapels.

The Hôtel de Glace enjoyed for many years a monopoly in this business. Just recently Snow Village opened its door to the public in Quebec city.

Read more…

Reading about the cold is making me homesick. Go figure!

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The Pope, the Queen of England…CANADA — January 16, 2012
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