New Bad Canadians

Well if we aren’t spying on Brazilian mining  endeavours we’re losing dogs in airports.  Are we Canadians shedding our goody-goody image? First we had news that Canadian spies were poking their noses into Brazilian mining companies causing the ambassador to be called up on the carpet. It seems this shocking revelation stems from documents leakedContinue reading “New Bad Canadians”

Government backed tax boycott would guarantee full coffers

As a casual observer of my neighbours to the south I am often taken aback by some of their ways. That the biggest, strongest, most economically and militarily powerful country in the world can screech to a halt over partisan political bickering is almost unfathomable! Yet there it is in living color and high-definition, givingContinue reading “Government backed tax boycott would guarantee full coffers”

A letter to Major League Baseball’s Commissioner Search Committee

The recent Weekly Writing Challenge called for a focus on history in the making. With a new commissioner of Major League Baseball on the horizon I thought I’d write a letter. Dear Major League Baseball Commissioner Search Committee, Outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig has been considerate enough to give you more than a year to selectContinue reading “A letter to Major League Baseball’s Commissioner Search Committee”

New York and Florida: Interesting juxtaposition of laws. Is there no happy medium?

I’m not a lawyer, much to the credit of the legal system, but I do find it fascinating how laws are written, interpreted and applied. This week I was watching an episode of After The First 48, a television program that follows-up cases that had been featured on The First 48 from the time ofContinue reading “New York and Florida: Interesting juxtaposition of laws. Is there no happy medium?”

Parros’ concussion is not a good example of the need to ban fighting in the NHL – it was more accident than fight related

The 2013-14 NHL season is mere days old and already the hot topic is fighting. At a time when discussions on sports networks might logically be focused on how the first taste of the new hybrid icing rule is playing out attention is on the incident in the Montreal Canadiens home opener in which HabsContinue reading “Parros’ concussion is not a good example of the need to ban fighting in the NHL – it was more accident than fight related”

Insurance: It’s not really about you

There must be billions of advertising dollars spent annually by insurance companies, much of it in an attempt to make the company, if not the entire industry, appear caring and kind. They employ either a humorous approach, including Flo on the Progressive ads and those great GEICO spots – some of the best on televisionContinue reading “Insurance: It’s not really about you”

New My Yahoo! Review

The bottom line: If this is a work in progress, no problem. If this is it, I understand why they won’t let you back as this is a mere shadow of the old My Yahoo! So I made the switch, daredevil that I am, to the new My Yahoo! Against all advice and knowing IContinue reading “New My Yahoo! Review”

New York Times calls out Canadian Prime Minister Harper on silencing scientists

Ouch! Saturday’s New York Times carried a scathing editorial regarding the Canadian government’s and, in particular, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s attempts to silence scientists. In no uncertain terms the editorial called out Harper on his penchant for making it hard for scientists to communicate information that may not be to his government’s benefit. “Over the last fewContinue reading “New York Times calls out Canadian Prime Minister Harper on silencing scientists”

French jeweler charged in shooting: a tale of two cultures

A tale of two shootings. In the first case an armed robber is causing havoc in a Florida pharmacy when he is eventually shot and killed.  One assumes the shooter will be heralded as a hero and face no charges as he or she clearly diffused a very dangerous situation in the only way possible.Continue reading “French jeweler charged in shooting: a tale of two cultures”

New Nostalgia Blog: Everything old is new again

Over the past months it has occurred to me that some of my most popular posts come under the category of Back When I Was Young. These ramblings and amblings down Memory Lane are fun for me to write, and seem to be enjoyable for others to read. So I’ve taken a leap and startedContinue reading “New Nostalgia Blog: Everything old is new again”