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Short Snappers for Friday, April 4, 2008

Here are your short snappers for this Friday; not so short, not so snappy, but hopefully thought provoking.


Poll #1165737 Short snappers April 4, 2008

When it comes to public speaking, which of the following statements comes closest to describing how you feel?

I am at ease speaking to large crowds
14(11.6%)
I am comfortable speaking to (what for me is) a smaller crowd but am uncomfortable speaking to a large crowd
14(11.6%)
I am uncomfortable speaking publicly to any size of crowd but can do it
34(28.1%)
I get very nervous speaking publicly and can only do it if I must
42(34.7%)
I have an intense fear of public speaking and can't do it at all
10(8.3%)
I have never been called on to speak publicly so I don't know if this is a problem or not
3(2.5%)
Other (tell us what)
4(3.3%)

Do you eat hot dogs?

Yes, I love hot dogs
18(14.8%)
I'll eat them occasionally
62(50.8%)
I only eat vegetarian hot dogs
16(13.1%)
I'm not a vegetarian, I just don't eat hot dogs
18(14.8%)
Other
8(6.6%)

In some countries, artist depictions (such as cartoons) of children engaged in explicit sexual activity is considered as child pornography and therefore illegal, while in other countries it is not considered illegal. Which approach do you agree with?

I agree with those countries which make it illegal
52(44.1%)
I agree with those countries which do not make it illegal
19(16.1%)
I'm not sure
33(28.0%)
My opinion depends on some unmentioned factor. Perhaps I'll comment.
14(11.9%)

Did you fall for any April Fools jokes or pranks this year?

Yes
42(35.0%)
No, I managed to catch any that were tried on me
35(29.2%)
No, but nobody tried any on me.
43(35.8%)

Do you use public transit in your community?

Yes, regularly
29(24.0%)
Yes, sometimes, but not regularly
16(13.2%)
Rarely, but sometimes
18(14.9%)
Almost never
22(18.2%)
Never
23(19.0%)
My community has no public transit
13(10.7%)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently on tour (they played in Vancouver earlier this week.) If you were able to access a ticket to see them on tour would you go?

Yes, in a heartbeat
3(2.5%)
Yes, but only if the ticket wasn't too expensive
9(7.6%)
Only if someone else paid for the ticket
28(23.5%)
Probably not
15(12.6%)
I'm pretty sure I wouldn't
38(31.9%)
Not under any circumstances
21(17.6%)
Who's Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
5(4.2%)

In 1978 Roman Polanski pled guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a minor, but fled to France before being sentenced, because the French do not extradite their own citizens. Do you think Polanski should be returned to the USA to face sentencing for his offence?

Yes, he's a sexual offender at large and should be called to account for his crime.
41(35.0%)
No, this happened 30 years ago and nothing is served in dredging up the past.
32(27.4%)
Yes (for other reasons: tell us what they are)
1(0.9%)
No (for other reasons: tell us what they are)
8(6.8%)
I'm not sure
35(29.9%)

In the place where you live, how difficult to you believe it is for someone classed as "unskilled" (i.e. no post-secondary education or professional or trade designation) to find employment right now?

Very easy, there are help wanted signs everywhere
2(1.7%)
Somewhat easy
24(20.2%)
Neither easy nor difficult
18(15.1%)
Somewhat difficult
41(34.5%)
Very difficult, unemployment is high here
10(8.4%)
I have no idea
22(18.5%)
It depends on something that I'll comment on
2(1.7%)
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