Category Archives: The system

Law, government, corporate structures etc.

Proper lite cell phone plans in Canada

It bugs me that people get pushed into paying ridiculous amounts for cell phone plans in Canada. It’s gotten worse too – I used to shudder at $50/month for a cell phone, now that is considered cheap! Go to the … Continue reading

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Civic Voting

Today is voting day in Alberta, for your local representatives to town and school. I’m pleased to report a huge turnout at my local polling station. According to one of the ballot minders I queried, it has been nutz all … Continue reading

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Over $500K housing is 20% of the Canadian market

Mortgage rules in Canada have been tightened up again, with the hope that the high prices of some markets will be reigned in. I keep seeing the media parroting the line “The changes affect properties that cost more than $500,000 … Continue reading

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So you pissed it all away again…

Oil is sitting at under $40 a barrel. If that has you worried about your job in Alberta, good – you should be worried as the longer this lasts, the higher the unemployment rate is going to go. If you … Continue reading

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Shedding some light on Monday’s Canadian Federal election

My analysis of the federal parties, in light bulb jokes: How many Conservatives does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: None! We cut light bulbs from the last budget so you can save more taxes. How many … Continue reading

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10 things I didn’t know about cell phone until I started supporting them for a living

My current job involves supporting “mobility devices” in the company I work for, which 99% of the time means cell phones. Now, I have been a bit behind the times in having the latest and greatest phone, but since I … Continue reading

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KD like it’s 1999!

Man, I never should have eaten that package of Kraft Dinner, about a month ago. It’s like getting back on drugs man, I’ve eaten two more boxes of the stuff since then! (Okay, not like drugs, but why would I … Continue reading

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Do not support making the long form census optional

The government wants to make the long form part of the census optional – an important enough issue that I sat down and wrote a letter to my MP, despite being at work late again. I’ll let the letter speak … Continue reading

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If I was King of the World

So let’s pretend I was King of the World. One day, the people’s representative comes to me with a problem

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One of the better rants on the state of the music “business”

Highly recommended reading: When Pigs Fly: The Death of Oink, the Birth of Dissent, and a Brief History of Record Industry Suicide. I am not a huge music fan. I used to buy the occasional CD, occasional becoming even less … Continue reading

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