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Alberta Politics: Cue the crickets: Where are the media warnings Canada Post bosses are ‘holding the country to ransom’?

PHOTOS: Locked out postal workers in a past dispute in Halifax (HalifaxMediaCoop.ca photo). Below: St. Albert resident’s illegal “Restore door to door” sign (CBC photo), Controversial Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra, CUPW President Mike Palecek, an… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Cue the crickets: Where are the media warnings Canada Post bosses are ‘holding the country to ransom’?

Politics, Re-Spun: Profits Before People: Richmond Ikea Lockout Enters Day 17

 

Generating enough media spin to rival a jet engine at take off, the management and PR folks at Ikea Canada want you to believe that their poor little corporation is being held hostage by greedy, soulless union workers in Richmond.

Woe. Pity poor Ikea.

It’s tough being a multi-national corporation . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Profits Before People: Richmond Ikea Lockout Enters Day 17

Death By Trolley: Reasons I hate hockey

Aesthetics. What is beautiful? What defines beauty, quality and goodness? What distinguishes different levels of quality? For example, why are Oasis’ Wonderwall or Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit iconic songs of an era, whereas Swirl 360′s Hey Now Now fell out of our collective consciousness in months? These questions teeter on the edge of intractability.

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Trashy's World: So the billionaires and millionaires…

…at the NHL and NHLPA have figured out how to the split the billions and millions. And it took these bozos months to come to an agreement. Months of no work for thousands of people who don’t make billions or millions and who relied on their minimum or slightly more than minimum wage to support . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: So the billionaires and millionaires…

Trashy's World: Definition of greed

….On both sides of the hockey dispute… Here ya go! A picture is worth a thousand words. (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: What to do during the lockout…

Thanks to CBC sports for this… See the bottom middle? That will be me. (5) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: There would be no talk of…

… an NHL lock-out if the egotistic bonehead Bettman didn’t insist on keeping teams in non-viable markets – (the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes and crippled New York Islanders come to mind) Simple. He is scum. And both the owners and players are scum for letting this happen. Again. There will be fans who, this time, won’t . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: There would be no talk of…

Cowichan Conversations: Why Don’t The NHL Players Form A Co-operative?

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

What is it exactly that the NHL Owners do to justify the money they make?

They don’t skate, check, shoot or score and yet they control professional hockey and send that annoying Gary Bettman around to squeeze out more profits for the owners. He threatens to shut down hockey for . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Why Don’t The NHL Players Form A Co-operative?

Co2 Art: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Rio Tinto Alcan Locks Out 800 Workers in Quebec

It seems that corporate tax cuts do not go a long way to slake the thirst of profit loving foreign owned corporations.

For example, the news that Rio Tinto Alcan has locked out 800 workers in Quebec.  Maybe something you could get away with at some point, like 3 years ago when they shut down . . . → Read More: Co2 Art: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Rio Tinto Alcan Locks Out 800 Workers in Quebec

Co2 Art: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Rio Tinto Alcan Locks Out 800 Workers in Quebec

It seems that corporate tax cuts do not go a long way to slake the thirst of profit loving foreign owned corporations.For example, the news that Rio Tinto Alcan has locked out 800 workers in Quebec. Maybe something you could get away with at some … . . . → Read More: Co2 Art: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Rio Tinto Alcan Locks Out 800 Workers in Quebec