Reporting and more importantly the laying of charges has changed. Sadly, society was misinformed for years on what was actually happening in Canadian homes.
Tracy, at least the underreporting of domestic violence committed by women is likely now coming to an end. Sheltered for far too long by long suffering partners, abusive women can now expect to see the same degree of publicity as men in the past. It's a good thing.
Hey, this thread has wandered!
The big question remains: why are Swedes so lazy and how are the number cookers there able to convince the world Sweden has a solvent economy?
Not to mention Bear, that people tend to have that preconceived notion of obese people, and so they watch overweight folk to 'prove' their idea, while they don't watch and critique skinny folk.
But that is the reality of the situation. If you want to smoke, you are going to be exposed to these things and that's the way it is. I'm not denying the other factors, jyst saying that the conclusion is still valid. Hell I'm a smoker and I like the fact that I'm forced outdoors. I can't stand the stuff, but my will power is just plain sh|t, truly my greatest flaw. It's amazing how my brain will make excuses for me, believe me it's embarassing to be so weak. When schools over, I plan on quitting, I know heard that before right? About as believable as a lazy person being more proactive as a new years resolution. I have quit before, never longer than 6 months, which should have been enough...
My Grandfather always told me when he quit, he just looked at the pack and said to himself, I'm a better man than this. I guess I just have to 'man' up...
Hell I'm a smoker