What does a handful of Kola nuts and the equivalent of ten New Zealand dollars buy you these days?
Good morning. The Whaleoil General Debate posts appear at 7 am and 6 pm (Backchat). You donâ€™t have to stay â€śon topicâ€ť in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, links to other news or catch up with friends. If you havenâ€™t tried it before, signing in to a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy.
Commenters should familiarise themselves with our Commenting and Moderation rules. Thank you.
Trouble commenting on Whaleoil? You can receive free help. Do not email via the Contact Page.
Just emailÂ [email protected]Â with your concerns. Â PleaseÂ be polite and as precise as you can be. Â Remember: this is a unpaid volunteer service provided by other Whaleoil readers. Â Only contact them with commenting related problems.
Their noses glumly peek out from under the fence as Nathan Cirillo’s dogs await the return of their master, unaware that he will never being coming home.
The 24-year-old Canadian soldier and single father was gunned down outside the National War Memorial in Ottawa yesterday.
24 hours later and his forlorn dogs have been pictured peering under the fences at his family’s Ontario home.
Cirillo was a devoted animal lover and regularly posted photos with his pets on Instagram.
Friends also described how he had recently discovered an abandoned, starving puppy, which he brought back to health before finding it a home.
“Found him a pretty home, hope he has a good life,” Cirillo wrote of the puppy just a month ago.
Cirillo, who was killed as he stood guard outside the war memorial, also leaves behind six-year-old son Marcus.
Cirillo was bringing up the boy alone, with help from his mother, after the boyâ€™s mother was no longer in the picture.
“He stepped up. Definitely admirable.” Cirilloâ€™s former girlfriend Randi Lotsberg told The Star.
“I feel so bad right now for his kid. Now his son doesn’t have a dad.”
10Â If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.
Full moon rising. Â Real time. Â No computer generated trickery.
Welcome to Daily Trivia. Â There is a game to play here. Â The photo above relates to one of the items below. Â The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Â Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Â Can you figure it out tonight?
Maple syrup has more calcium than milk. Get onto it Fonterra, I’m sure the maple syrup price hasn’t tanked in the past 12 months… (source)
On the one hand I like the idea that we live in world where you can have a pet donkey on your couch, but on the other hand, I’m concerned that that 1) he would want to, and 2) his wife seems to be ok with it. Â Definitely a reasonable cause for man card review in my opinion.