Category: Rants

Who Is A 1%er?


It only recently came to my attention that I have no clue about where the dividing line between the 1%ers and the rest lies.  Seems to me I can appreciate the problem better if I know some facts. To that end I looked at… Continue Reading “Who Is A 1%er?”

Free! What’s That?


An interesting question.  Can you have something free? Is free even possible? Peterborough events include Musicfest, a summer long, twice a week music concert with no admission charge.  It has a varied and excellent lineup.  2014 saw acts from Emerson Drive to Barney Bentall… Continue Reading “Free! What’s That?”

Losing Hurts


Winning is easy.  You feel good. You get respect.  It’s great.  Losing, not so much. Life is about lessons.  Sometimes winning is too easy and people learn the wrong lesson.  We deserve success fails. Sometimes losing is internalized and again the wrong lesson problem… Continue Reading “Losing Hurts”

Slow Justice Has No Meaning


Justice is slow.  Even assuming you can get justice in a court room. Toronto estate lawyers, Hull & Hull, recently commented on the Georganes vs. Bludd case which involved a situation where an estate trustee also had a personal interest in a matter regarding… Continue Reading “Slow Justice Has No Meaning”

The Price of Gas Is Too High Or Not?


Political operatives and poorly informed, lazy, or malicious journalists are again making fools of us all in respect to gasoline prices. The story is essentially this, “Oil prices have fallen by 50% gasoline has fallen by 25%.  Oil companies are thieves or worse.” An… Continue Reading “The Price of Gas Is Too High Or Not?”

A Convergence of Three Thoughts


This convergence cannot be good. The century old magazine “The New Republic” has essentially disappeared.  Some might argue that it had been abandoned by its readers.  Likely true to a point.  There may no longer be a place for long, well-researched articles intended to… Continue Reading “A Convergence of Three Thoughts”

Government Ethics


When I was growing up you could count on policemen to resolve problems, you could count on other people to be helpful, and you could count on the government to be honest.  Not so much now. On May 15th, the National Post published a… Continue Reading “Government Ethics”

Should “Universal Healthcare” Permit Buying Services Outside The System?


When we were children, my mother never accepted “He started it.” as a viable defense.  That defense should sometimes be considered.  The unthinking defenders of Universal Healthcare in Canada wish to ignore obvious and important details when denying people the right to acquire and… Continue Reading “Should “Universal Healthcare” Permit Buying Services Outside The System?”

The Devil Made Me Do This


Section 3480 of the CICA Handbook deals with extraordinary items and their disclosure in financial statements. An extraordinary item is unusual, and typically non-recurring. It should be disclosed separately so that investors will have a clear view of the results of ongoing operations of… Continue Reading “The Devil Made Me Do This”

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