Stop. Quickie time.
Okay, so let me get this straight: The fact that Canada exercised it's sovereignty in refusing to join up with us on the brain-dead missile defence plan means that it's reliquished its sovereignty. Double-speak and bullies, hooray! Somehow, I think this sort of thing makes us the target of more missiles than Canada--and keeping US military assets out of your country seems like a better missile defense to me.
Oh, and speaking of podcasts. My pet peeve:
For the love of Bob please watch your audio levels!!!
Is there anyway everyone could take some cues from radio and maybe try to agree on a decibel level common between podcasts? And maybe even within the same podcast? I mean, maybe this is where the thousands of dollars of equipment in a studio comes in handy, with compressors and such, but there's gotta be something to be done.