Should a War Continue?

Canada is now at war in the Middle East against the terrorist organization, ISIS. This conflict is full of controversy- Canadians cannot agree on whether our forces should even be there, never mind how long the mission should be. The controversy over it has naturally  been inflamed by the death of Sgt. Andrew Doiron this past weekend. Now CBC, Canada’s major broadcaster, is asking if Canadians think the mission ISIS should be extended. The Government currently wants to extend it but they have to go through the debates on Parliament Hill first. In the meantime, the debate continues.

Canada is a fairly protected country all things considered.  Most of the threats have to get across HUGE oceans to directly attack us. Not to mention we have the US, and the British Commonwealth to call upon for protection if need be. Need be might be  on the horizon, as ISIS has made many threats against Canada as a country before. Not to mention the attacks by ISIS on Canadian soil in late 2014 that resulted in the death of two men in our forces. Clearly, ISIS should be ignored, as they could been planning worse attacks if they are not dealt with head-on. At the same time, I do not  we should respond in a way that puts our legacy as peacekeepers at risk.

My stance on this issue is a bit of a compromise, all things considered: I would only support it being extended if there was solid evidence that ISIS is a threat to our country. If it is, then yes it should be extended to protect Canada. However, if not then I think our time there should end when it’s supposed to end. So, Mr. Prime Minister, can you and your government prove that ISIS is very much a threat to Canada and their terror attacks will only get bigger if we don’t deal with them now?

When the Autistic Goes to Jail

This past week in Ottawa has not been a pleasant one for the autism community. In Ottawa, ON a teenager is currently having charges pressed against him for assaulting the school’s vice principal during a meltdown he was experiencing on December 5. According to an article posted in the Ottawa Citizen, this is what happened:

The boy was being escorted back inside the school by the vice-principal. He had been on a routine “body break” from class with two educational assistants, who were not his usual support staff, according to the notes.

As he was being escorted back to the building, a car alarm went off. Then he was caught in a hall as Grade 7 and 8 students were exiting class en masse for lunch. According to the notes from the meeting, the principal arrived on the scene and “stated a directive” to the boy.

“All he wanted to do was go to his locker and get his backpack,” says his mother.

Then, according to an email the board sent to the Citizen: “The student ran towards (the) principal with one hand extended, struck the principal in the side of the head with enough force to lift her off the ground and throw her down the hallway. The principal required medical attention at the scene and follow-up treatment.

“The (vice principal) had to try to re-direct the student away from the principal who was on the ground because the student was aggressively approaching the principal again. The vice-principal also required medical attention.”

Because the two caregivers were not his usual, they were not familiar with his IEP. Hence why things like loud noises, being swarmed by all the students during lunch break, and how the principal spoke to him lead to the assault.  On the one hand, even with caregivers that normally help him through the day, this incident might have still happened.  It is one of the downsides to autism. On the other hand, the back up caregivers should have known better. 

What is interesting about this story is that the school did not press charges. In fact, the Ottawa police school liaison officer did.  Not the people the assault was against, but the actual police. I cannot comment on why the officer chose to pursue this route. What I can comment on is that meltdowns of such an extreme nature is part of this young man’s autism, and something he will have to live with for the rest of his life.  Many reactions have been said about this and here I am sharing my thoughts. Continue reading When the Autistic Goes to Jail

Step Up and Impress Me Chapter 12- I remember like it was yesterday…

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I landed my ship on Dromund Kaas and quickly drove to my apartment. I tried when I could to get a hold of Cytharat; I could not. I was panicking- what if my father already found him? No! I cannot think such things, cannot give into the fear I’m sure father wants me to feel.

When I made it to my apartment, I found Cytharat had returned. He had a worried look when he looked at me. He said, “Crimsèn, where did you…”

I walked in and pulled him roughly against me. I whispered, “I was so afraid I lost you, nu nulis.”

Cytharat chuckled lightly, “Clearly, I need to get used to being with an agent that knows how to make himself disappear. Where did you go, nulis? And why do you think you lost me?”

I replied to him simply, “My father found me. He wants to punish me for being with you. If I do not come willingly, he’ll punish you too. However, I know that promise is a lie. He’s going to kill us.”

He looked at me and said, “Why would he punish us? Our people are not against…”

I interrupted- I was in such a panic! “He doesn’t care,” I say, “as far as he is concerned kitegós have no place in the Empire and no place as his heir.  Cytharat, we have got to get out of here. On my ship, I have means built in so it cannot be tracked. We can take it to wherever our next mission is…”

My love stared at me with a blank expression. He says, “Crimsen… Well, we do have a mission that requires us to head to Oricon. It is vital you speak to Darth Marr at some point. But I cannot go unless you are more emotionally stable.”

I looked at him and then I looked away. I know what he meant in a way. I took a deep breath and then I said, “You know I am not facing what my father did to me?”

Cytharat walked up to me and said gently, “I know you are hiding something deep within you that needs to come out. I know that the thought of it happening to me drives you into action. Your passion makes you powerful, as I said before. However, if it is not channeled and controlled, it could drive you into becoming a danger.”

I think for a moment and then I said, “We cannot stay here as my father knows where I live on Kaas now. I think we can thank my reawakened force awareness for that. I’ll tell you everything on my ship; just please, we need to get out of here.”

Cytharat nods simply. I try to force a smile before I dash into my room and gather what I need before we take my speeder to the spaceport. Since know one really knows my ship came or went before, we were able ot get on board quickly. When we were off and heading to Darvannis, a planet where rumors of the Dread Masters were doing work there, Cytharat and I were able to sit in each other’s arms.

Cytharat did not say a word for awhile, but I knew what he was waiting for. I looked down at him and said, “I may react badly when I tell you what happened… Cytharat, I have not used the force since I was 15.”

Cytharat nodded as he sat back and listened to my words.

Warning: Below contains a torture scene with a bit of graphic elements of it. Read discretion is advised. 

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Step Up and Impress Me Chapter 11- Memories Awaken


This chapter contains adult themes, and is more intended for a mature audience. Reader discretion is advised.sensualscene001


I woke up the next day with Cytharat breathing on my chest. To think I was afraid the night before was all a dream. It was not, it was the most real night of my life. It was also the most passionate, and in some ways the most forceful I have encountered.  Only thing going through my mind, besides how beautiful Cytharat is the force is back.

In spite of what it brought between Cytharat and I, it is an uninvited trespasser in my life. I stripped myself of the force for the sole purpose of ensuring I never felt it again. Why did it decide to knock on my door? Re-phrase, why did it decide to *break down* my door now?! Confusing and frustrating to say the least.

At the same time, it is enjoyable… The force has brought me closer to Cytharat. I do not believe I have felt this close to anyone before. I hear his whispers in my mind, his emotions are felt on my heart, and oh his naked skin caressing my own. A part of me wants to re-live that night again and again.

If only it was possible to isolate the force so I can just focus it on one person. No one else would have to know that I can use the force now. No one else has to know that it is Cytharat who re-awakened it. But of course, even I know that the force cannot be limited in such a way. It’s too big for that.

I shook my head. I don’t need these thoughts right now. What I do need is my lover, a lover who is slowly waking up. He looks up at me with a smile before lifting his head up to kiss me deeply. I feel myself melt against him as we settle back into each other’s embrace.  I can feel his love and passion for me swell… Can he sense the same happening in my heart?

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Initial Impressions

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As many know, Android has named all of its major updates after a type of candy. The list has been cupcake, donut, eclair, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, ice cream sandwich, jelly bean, Kit Kat, and now Lollipop. Rumors first circled around the release of Lollipop earlier this summer. It is designed to be a much-needed upgrade from what Kitkat was in terms of improving the User Interface (UI) and many of Google’s features. Furthermore, it is supposed to be the most interactive android version to date.

As of now, those with a Google Nexus 5, 7, and 9 should be receiving the update over the air (OTA). The Nexus 4 will be able to install factory images receiving Lollipop today.   HTC phones and nVidia Shield Tablets are due to get Lollipop next week.Today, Rogers announced the availability of the Nexus 6 pre-orders for a $40 deposit. Nexus 6, and the Nexus 10 tablet, will have Lollipop from the get-go.

How did Lollipop fair in terms of its promises? Well, it certainly is a more interactive version of android. However, some of its features will require some adjusting to among android’s diligent users. Continue reading Android 5.0 Lollipop Initial Impressions