Greedy embezzler costs 200 employees their jobs

A former employee at a government funded organization has recently been charged with embezzlement.  The name of the organization and the person involved is not what is important, so I am keeping that out.  Her story is just an example though.  I am not a hard writing journalist, just a blogger who likes to give[continue ...

What is love and how do we know when it happens?

“It matters not who you love, where you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love” – John Lennon Ah, tis the question on many a mind is it not?  What is love?  How do we define it?  What is real?  What is fake? I have a unique perspective[continue ...

Office 15 fails at innovation, no match for Google Docs

If we could all remember when Google Docs came out and revolutionized the way we create, store and edit our work on the internet, we would all be living in a less polarized tech world now.  What I mean by that is this: Microsoft just launched its Office 15 product, meant to counter Google Docs’ popularity and[continue ...

Left-winged Fashion for the Ladies

Many liberal women are feminist (well all, because seriously if you’re not a feminist, you’re probably not left-wing).   One of the issues I have with some feminists though (the extremist I mean) is the fact when they see a girl dressed in traditional feminine attire, for some reason there is this negative reaction toward it. [continue ...

How the Economy Will Bring an End to Housewives

This later movement is, in my opinion, going to be on the path of extinction though and not even because of the feminists at all.  No, what will lead this retro trend to die out is our economy. Today’s economy and what it looks to be in the future does not allow for one partner[continue ...

How One Scandal Can Destroy a Legend

As many of you are probably aware by now (well you should all be aware unless you live under a rock), Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual molestation and rape of young boys.  However, this article is not about Jerry.  This is actually about Joe Paterno, the legendary Penn State[continue ...

Americans still divided on ‘love thy neighbor’

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that even after the Supreme Court ruling  in favor of the Obama implemented single payer system in the U.S., at least half of voting Americans still don’t give a damn about their fellow citizens’ struggle for accessible health-care. Any way you look at it, but most importantly from a civilized standpoint, anything[continue ...

Office Etiquette 101 – How to treat your co-worker

So, you want to be an office rat do you?  You know, there are better ways to suck up to your boss other than throwing a colleague under the bus.  Taking this route only creates a hostile environment, which completely sucks when the atmosphere started out happy and laid-back.  However, you brown-nosers just don’t know[continue ...

Breaking News? Anderson Cooper Comes Out

Now the reason why I added a question mark after “Breaking News” is because well, Anderson Cooper coming out of the closet isn’t really shocking or surprising.  It was speculated for years and quite obvious, just like Ricky Martin.  It was not that either man screamed gay stereotypes though, but there certainly was a demeanour[continue ...

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

The first part of this article is dedicated to the women out there trying to date but running into obstacles.  The second part will be for the guys and how they need to start thinking more like a girl (not in your stereotypically sense boys).  This is just a quick little guide on how I believe[continue ...

Extremes in the battle of the sexes

Those of us living in civilized and modern societies now understand that the future belongs to indistinguishable gender roles for men and women. Roles that do not discriminate between the sexes. A man is now considered every bit as capable as a woman in previously female dominated industries, such as child rearing, and women are considered on[continue ...

Ontario Budget passes despite heavy Tory opposition

As if having to contend with a minority government short of one seat from a majority wasn’t enough, we liberals also have to deal with the underhanded methods of the Tory and NDP opposition, both within a position to dictate what can and cannot go into a budget.   Whenever a party comes to power,[continue ...

Dear Chad Kruger: Why we the people hate Nickelback

Dear Chad Kruger, I write to you today to explain the hate that is constantly thrown your way regarding your band, Nickelback.  Now, it’s not actually because we think your music is the worst sounding noise similar to nails down a chalk board (well for many it might be).  The truth is Chad, your attitude made[continue ...

The minimum wage ad that’s full of B.S.

I’ve recently stumbled on an online video ad while waiting for one of my YouTube videos to load and decided to post it on this blog and criticize it a bit. First, the ad attempts to explain how setting a minimum wage is actually detrimental to the least employable workers (the workers that are least productive) in modern capitalist[continue ...

What do vampires, zombies and UFOs have in common?

Nothing! Absolutely nothing… except maybe the fact that stories about supposed zombie people, vampire men and UFOs have captured the headlines of major newspapers in recent months. Freak stories usually reserved for freak story connoisseurs, desperate paparazzi, larpers, the socially awkward and uber superstitious are now leaving their usual publications, namely tabloids, and are flooding the mainstream print[continue ...

Dear Canada: Get over the “benefits” natives have

Dear Canadian People, Well rather those Canadians who are still apprehensive toward the native people of this land.  You know how you kids bitch that they just need to get over things and stop getting hand outs by the government.  Well, in my opinion, I think you guys need to get over the natives getting[continue ...

SmartGlass, the universal app that keeps giving

SmartGlass is a new Microsoft technology that allows users of multiple devices  tv, Xbox, smartphones etc. to link them together for a universal experience in entertainment. It’s a sophisticated application that allows you to use your phone or tablet as a controlling device for your TV, almost like a remote, but with tons of extra features. The app[continue ...

Shooting in Toronto: A more American Canada?

The shooting in Toronto obviously isn’t a sign that Canada has become completely Americanized, however I fear we as a society are on our way if we continue down the path we are on.   This to me has been caused by a mix of different things.  It does not help that our current government, the[continue ...

Quintessentially Liberal: The White Suit

Nothing says “I’m a liberal” on a man more than a white suit. It is characteristic of a liberal’s persona of uninhibited style, non-conformist attitude and a sense of individualism, long forgotten and buried by the now conservative staple of boxy black suits sported by the least stylish of the political bunch. In other words, everybody wears a black[continue ...

Men attract bacteria more than women

It’s not guesswork to say that men are generally more filthier than women. It’s not necessary to construe this statement as men don’t wash themselves as often, or that men do not use as many body wash products as women, or even that men actually like being dirtier. Unfortunately, a new scientific study claims that offices are rampant with[continue ...

Social Issues: Justice for Rwandan Genocide

Thursday, May 31st will be marked as a day justice was found, when former Rwandan minister, Callixte Nzabonimana,  was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1994 genocide of his country.  The massacre that spanned 100 days, between April and June, saw 800,000 minority Tutsis and political   moderate Hutus killed in the tiny country.  The reason though that[continue ...

Craving chips and dip? Try home made Guacamole

So, back in the day I was kind of chubby.  Most people did not realize until I lost a crap ton of weight.  One of the things that caused this weight gain was my obsession with chips and dips, especially of the Ruffles brand.  Soooo yummy, but so bad for you, especially when you’re like me[continue ...

The religious come up with more crackpot reasons for their beliefs, this time it’s health

Despite the fact that people are significantly healthier when attending a yoga class, palates, TRX, or just working out by themselves versus not doing any kind of exercise or physical activity on a regular basis, the religious care not but to emphasize the health benefits of going to church. In a recent study conducted by[continue ...

Business: IPO flop not the end of Facebook, but affects confidence in the markets and the capitalist system

I’ve always thought of Zuckeberg as a hack, a man that was well positioned to take advantage of an emerging trend, armed with a great idea, some money and a good support system, but never really a Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. He achieved what he achieved… what exactly did he achieve? Just like with almost[continue ...

U.S. Politics: The political process is run by the rich on both sides of the political spectrum

Here in Canada, there are certain limits on how much an individual donor can give to the political campaign of a candidate. I believe it’s around the vicinity of $1400 CAD. Additionally, private corporate entities are banned from donating under the company name. Although there are many things to complain about in Canadian politics, I’d like to think[continue ...