Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I don't direct this at any one pregnant woman and certainly not my wife but I thought some of the men and women out there who are either experiencing pregnancy now or who have indirectly experienced by being close to those who are might appreciate this

I particularly like the line in the article

"Pregnant women are revered in our society, they're this sacred thing. Everyone says 'They're glowing and they're beautiful,' but there's this elephant in the room,"

Enjoy the video



Thursday, May 07, 2009

Wow... I mean really... wow...



Wednesday, May 06, 2009


This is an excellent story about how Ford, (the only of the Big Three remaining anything close to solvent) is trying to get ahead of existing trends. They are retrofitting one of their old truck plants to make smaller energy efficient cars. This is the sort of management decision that will help lift us out of recession and put us on track for a 21st century economy.

Let's hope Canadian companies follow suit.



Tuesday, May 05, 2009


For once common sense seems to have prevailed. It only took a walkout by 400 students and lobbying by numerous people in the community.

As many of you know a few weeks ago a Korean kid in a small town near barrie was verbally assaulted and punched before he reacted in proportional self defence which resulted in the bully getting a broken nose.

This article by Margaret Wente pretty well goes through the stupidity of the entire situation and how getting parents involved and keeping things out of the courts really has led to good, common sense solution far more in keeping with the situation

I just don't get how our education policy has gotten so far removed from reality. Even when I was in high school, if you hit someone regardless of the reason you were suspended. Now the kids who usually cause the trouble don't care if they get sustended which is why they do stuff like that. Clearly their parents don't either. Now the kids facing the bully's or others usually only strike back after ongoing and intense mental and physical assault.

Personally, I find nothing wrong with throwing a puch to let some jack-ass know you'll not be bullied. I do find something horribly wrong with punishing the victims. Walking into a school and stabbing someone is a felony. Protecting yourself is just that, self-defence. This should have been quietly sorted out between the students and their parents without any suspensions or police involvement from the get go.

Thankfully, in this case. Common sense prevailed. I fear in all to many other cases it does not.