Monday, April 25, 2005
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
The I is watching. The I is loving. The I is caring.
The I loves you.
The I would like to have a lie down...
One of the stories of origin is that the I Society came about in March of 89 when Dan Levy (Lecturer ECE dept.) gave an open book exam for Electrical Science to the 2nd Electronic Engineering class. This was the last exam prior to going out on co-op, it was on a Friday or perhaps even a Saturday at the end of exam week and the class had missed out on the main carousing events on campus. The open book nature of the exam meant that you would not be searched going in and so the decision was made to come in something unusual. About 20 odd people came in sheets. Hmmm… that is a phrase too open to interpretation, so better to say that somewhat more than 20 members of the class wore sheets to the exam in the toga manner favoured by the Romans and the Saturday night live crew from the move ‘Animal House’. It made for a very relaxed atmosphere and over the following months a number of people took up the challenge to lighten the atmosphere on the then NIHE campus. The I Society was primarily a vehicle for self expression and making the college a bit more eventful and enjoyable during what was a drab old time. Rather than telling people that membership was open it all, it was considered more sensible that everyone on campus was automatically a member unless they explicitly stated they were not. Hence, the mantra when asked what is the I Society, “The I is you, the I is me, the I is everyone. The ‘I’ is in all.”. That has been expanded and now all sentient life is considered to be part of the I.
Others claim that the true origins of the I were much more mysterious. All stories are possible...
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Who should I vote for?
Your expected outcome:Liberal Democrat
Your actual outcome:
|Liberal Democrat 42|
|UK Independence Party -16|
You should vote: Liberal Democrat
The LibDems take a strong stand against tax cuts and a strong one in favour of public services: they would make long-term residential care for the elderly free across the UK, and scrap university tuition fees. They are in favour of a ban on smoking in public places, but would relax laws on cannabis. They propose to change vehicle taxation to be based on usage rather than ownership.
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