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Ontario Municipal Elections – 2018

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism No Comment

Elections are coming up soon in Ontario.  Everyone gets a chance to do a re-think on their mayors, councillors, aldermen, reeves, school trustees, etc.  You are probably already seeing political signs going up.  I’m not going to use this space to promote a particular candidate or political view.  Instead, I’m going to write about the […]

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Marijuana is becoming legal… and overbearing pseudo-conservatives must grow up and deal with that

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

Canada is on the edge of legalizing marijuana, and every pointy-headed pseudo-conservative is coming out of the woodwork, touting all the evils of the demon weed.  Without putting too find a spin on it: they’re talking bullshit, and this post is intended to clean up some of the hypocrisy. First, I want to lay down […]

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They could have raised the minimum wage without all the pain

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

Raising the minimum wage 20% in one shot was not a bright move and it’s going to cause a lot of short term pain before it produces any gain.  There is already evidence that the people it’s most intended to help are being hurt as businesses, suddenly facing a 20% labour and employer tax increase […]

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It’s the new year! Are you ready?

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Technology

The holidays are over and we’re in the long lull of drudgery until Family Day (or whatever it’s called where you are) in February.  Now’s the time to do a bit of administration to keep all your technological stuff in good order.  Here are six things to consider: Change your WiFi password(s) – If you don’t have […]

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