Tag Archives: economics

Music Monday – “No more lyin’/No more empty talk/Feel the bern/The bern/Feel the heat in our lives”

Pretty self-explanatory… “Feel The Bern” – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – World’s Biggest Tomato (April 2006)

When we lived in Ontario in 2006, Shea and I tried to get away to visit different nearby areas as often as we could. There’s been a lot of attention lately on French’s decision to start making ketchup in Canada using tomatoes from the Leamington, ON area after Heinz left the community high and dry in 2014. […]

A Super Long List of #SuperTuesday Random Thoughts

Well, not really.  Honestly, I don’t know what else to say other than this has easily been the craziest election campaign I have seen in my life (as foretold by the great movie, “Idocracy”!) Two outsider candidates are threatening the establishment insiders of both parties and the “Kang or Kodos” politics of barely distinguishable two-party candidates […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Is There A Giant Magnet Planted in the Street Outside Our House? (May 2012)

As hard as it is to believe, we’ve just had almost the same accident occur in the street in front of our house nearly four years apart. Four years ago in May, a hit & run driver smashed into our neighbour’s van which was parked on the street behind our car. His van was pushed into our […]

Some Random Thoughts on the US Primaries #feelthebern #notmeus #nhprimary #berniesanders

So I’ve been watching both the Democratic and Republican campaigns leading up to last week’s first caucus in Iowa and today’s first primary in New Hampshire very closely. In all honesty, I might even be more engaged in the US elections then I was in last fall’s Canadian ones! I think this is because the […]

Thoughts on my new iPhone

I consider myself pretty tech savvy so people were often surprised to hear/see that I was still using an iPhone 4S that I got in Fall 2011 as my smartphone. There’s a few reasons for this but the main one is that the phone still worked well enough for the most part and I’m not […]

Music Monday – “Right wingin’, Bitter clingin’, Guns and God Are Our Religion”

As a general rule, I don’t think you should mock your political opponents. But since these two yahoos are from the US, they’re technically not my opponents and I’m free to highlight their stupidity freely. In all seriousness, Sarah Palin’s recent endorsement of Donald Trump was mystifying. But is there method to her madness?  Is she […]

Friday Fun Link – The Cost of Living Everywhere in the World in a Single Awesome Graphic

Not sure if this is a “Fun” link but it captures something I’ve been thinking about a lot since our most recent trip to Cuba.

“Making A Murderer” Is More Than a Compelling Whodunit; It’s An Incisive Portrait of American Social Class

Privilege is a special right, or advantage available only to a particular person or group of people. The term is commonly used in the context of social inequality, particularly in regard to social class,[1] race, age, sexual orientation, gender, and disability. Two common examples would be having access to a higher education and housing. Probably […]

2015 End of Year Memes: Two Tropical Trips, Election Wins & Loses, Campy Camper Camping

1. What did you do this year that you’d never done before? One of many secret shames in that I never learned how to downhill ski when I was growing up.  The first year we did a class trip to Mission Ridge in the Qu’Appelle Valley, I was injured and couldn’t go.  Then the next […]