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For Their Own Sake, Let Them FAIL.

Many of my friends are teachers – some high school, some junior high, a couple in primary/elementary education. Lately, they have alerted me to a very disturbing trend: in Canada, students are no longer allowed to fail. Students don’t repeat grades anymore. This is causing a serious problem. Some high school seniors lack fundamental skills. […]

New Years Resolution: Never Fly Air Canada Again.

I avoid Air Canada like a biblical plague, because every time I fly Air Canada, nearly everything goes wrong. It’s truly amazing AC hasn’t gone bankrupt. I recently tried to explain to this pathetic purveyor of human misery what they were doing wrong. Enjoy. Dear Air Canada, I fly Air Canada only when no other […]

Canada goes Bonkers, gets Punked by Queen of England

Quick summary: Canada’s conservative government has pissed off the three other parties so bad that they have temporarily banded together to overthrow the government. Before they could vote for the legal coup; however, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sweet-talked the Governor General (read Q-U-E-E-N), into pressing the parliamentary pause button, buying the Government seven weeks to […]

Proof Americans Spend Too Damn Much Time Entertaining Themselves

If you needed it, some evidence that Americans just spend too much of their time trying to keep idle minds occupied with mindless entertainment just hit the news stands today. A number of news sources reported on what most people saw as an amusing story about congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hanging up on President-elect Barack Obama […]

The Biggest Money-Grab in History

Have a look at this video from the Rachel Maddow Show. Apparently, the US has now committed 4.3 trillion dollars to the current financial crisis – more than the Marshal Plan, The Louisiana Purchase, the race to the moon, the Korean War, the New Deal, the Iraq War, the Vietnam War and the lifetime budget […]

Open Letter to the CRTC regarding Net Neutrality

Today, the headline read, “CRTC allows Bell to continue internet throttling.” What the hell were you thinking? Do you have anybody at the CRTC who has a clue about Net Neutrality??? The telecoms are trying to hijack control of the Internet to make money off the people. They want to turn the Internet into a […]

Where have all the Experts Gone?

Barrack Obama is in the process of selecting his cabinet. I think this would be a good time to talk about experts. When I look at all the experts that get paraded out to justify political claims, both by the parties and by the media, something is missing. Has anyone else noticed this? It’s hard […]

Gain 34 lbs of Muscle in 28 Days – How? Double Leg Amputation?

In May 2007, I began experimenting with a fitness program advocated by Tim Ferris, a program with which he claims to have “gained 34 lbs. of muscle, while losing 3 lbs. of fat, in 28 days” while working out only 1 hour per week. If you’re thinking, that has to be bullshit, you are correct. […]

Christians are Atheists – Taking on Faith One God at a Time

Recently, Political comedian and talk show host Bill Maher did the Daily Show to promote his new docu-comedy “Religulous.” A few days later, I read an interesting post on the difficulties of labeling someone an atheist. The basic difficulty is that some people use atheist to mean “does not believe in God” (sometimes called agnosticism) […]

Myth Busted: Violence Can Solve Problems

Have you ever found yourself in a waiting room, and you spot the inevitable rack of brochures full of bullshit? Well, I think I’ve tracked down the biggest gem of them all: Mad Attitude?! Violence Gets You Nowhere! This brochure is based entirely on the old adage that violence doesn’t solve anything. While this sounds […]