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Friday miscellany…

First, I am sorrow-filled for yet another young person who has taken their own life because of bullying.

The message that bullying is not acceptable and can have disastrous impacts – well, it’s not getting through. Not well enough, anyhow.

As a Dad, this is becoming increasingly difficult to watch.

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So the City of Ottawa foresees challenges ahead while the LRT construction is underway starting in 2013.

No shit.

I was talking about the very same thing on the bus the other day with a guy who takes the same morning big, red limo. And we both agreed that this is going to be huge!

How exactly is OC Transpo going to do this? There will have to be a series of detours around parts of the Transitway for extended periods of time. How will riders be encouraged to stay with the bus when there are constant delays?

Gonna be interesting.

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Seriously?

The EU wins the Peace Prize? Ostensibly it is for its efforts to promote peace and democracy in Europe

I guess the Committee overlooked the tragic wars in the Balkans.
Ah well, the EU can certainly the prize money that comes with this. But seriously, couldn’t the selection committee come up with a better recipient? Is the world truly that challenged to find individuals who are champions of peace???
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Question: why are toilet roll and paper towel dispensers in the washrooms of most office buildings, restaurants, etc. locked up as tight as a safe?

Are people really concerned about theft?

Really?

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So, Lindsay Lohan is supporting Mitt Romney.

I guess when intellectual giants and moral standard-keepers like Lohan stand by the side of the Mitt-ster, so should all reasonable Americans, right?

Like, I’m sure other GoP supporting luminaries (and similar¬†intellectual giants and moral standard-keepers) like Ted Nuget, Scott Baio,¬†Donald Trump, Gene Simmons and Jon Voight are happy to see her on board!

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It’s snowing in Orleans! Argghhhhh!!!!

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Be it resolved…

…that the European Union is dead…

Or at best, on life-support.

Discuss.

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For my economics-savvy friends…

… and I have a few…

Tell me something.

Greece. Italy. Portugal. Et cetera. All that economic shit-storm stuff that is happening in those corners of the planet…

I see the main root of the problem being the consequence of horribly enforced tax collection regimes. Tax evasion has been a hobby in these countries – and this is documented widely. But until recently, all levels of government in these nations have turned blind eyes to this.

And… some of these nations have been ruled by left of centre parties for a while, so and the nations’ monetary and fiscal policies have reflected this.

So my question – is the sorry state of these nations’ economies the result of socialist monetary and fiscal policy – or poor revenue management? I’ve seen it blamed on both…

What say you?

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