Feb 29th, 2008
Bad timing for Bell
I actually saw these posters when I was downtown TO last week and I wondered what they meant by ALT TV......... Bell Canada is standing by a decision to name its new mobile TV service "Alt TV," despite criticism from some on social media that the...
What gold or silver coins would your business promote?
Firstly, I'm making a distinction between collectors' coins and trading coins. Collectors' coins tend to be worth much more than the spot value of the metal itself and fluctuate in price independently of the spot price of the metal whereas trading coins...
Would a free-trade agreement quell the refugee flow?
Why not have free trade between Canada and Haiti? This would allow Haitians to trade with Canada and so create more jobs in Haiti. Consequently, it would at least reduce the flow of refugees. ...
Aug 11th, 2017 by tay
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea
screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing...
Tim Hortons' Operators Fret It's Losing Its Canadian Culture
Tim Hortons coffee and doughnuts are about as closely linked with the Canadian identity as hockey and universal health care, but the institution is under attack. Thats the view of many of the chains franchisees, who are chafing under the corporate...
We need an "Right to the Highest Available Income" law.
What this would mean is that if I offer to work for an income that is higher than what the government can offer in social assistance and an employer accepts my offer, I would have a legal right to turn my back on the socia assistance in favour of the...
Trump administration reveals goals for NAFTA talks
Trump administration reveals goals for NAFTA talks - Politics - CBC News Even a fool can get some things right sometimes. "The section on agricultural goods does not explicitly target Canada's supply management system for dairy, poultry and eggs,...
We're all for free markets...
Councillor wields new power to put 'bunkhouse' developers on the spot - Ottawa - CBC News Until it could irritate the middle to upper classes. Then we're all for regulation. Interesting how the world works. NIMBYism is alive and well it would...
Has government borrowing and spending overstimulated the economy?
Bank of Canada may hike interest rate for 1st time in 7 years next week - Business - CBC News With all of that borrowing and spending, it looks like rates will now need to go up. If Canada were smart, we'd profit from the economic growth south of...
Jun 24th, 2017 by petros
Kiev Announces US Combat Troops Will Deploy in Donbass
Jun 24 09:50 Military Escalation on Russias Doorstep: Kiev Announces US Combat Troops Will Deploy in Donbass Kiev, Ukraine. In remarkable events, that now look strangely related, the Ukrainian speaker of Parliament,...
Jun 3rd, 2017 by tay
Caterpillar Whistleblower Could Collect $600 Million
In the the spring of 2008, finance executives from Caterpillar Inc. gathered for a few days of meetings in the Peoria Civic Center, a few blocks from company headquarters. Early in the proceedings, Eugene Fife, chairman of the audit committee, reminded...
Walmart Is Accused of Punishing Workers for Sick Days
A report released Thursday by a workers advocacy group says Walmart, the nations largest private employer, routinely refuses to accept doctors notes, penalizes workers who need to take care of a sick family member and otherwise punishes employees for...
May 19th, 2017 by Musky
New McDonald’s In Phoenix Run Entirely By Robots
Phoenix, AZ After seeing a decline in earnings for the first time in nine years, McDonalds plans to do something no other restaurant of its kind has ever done before; open a store run entirely by robots. The store is set to open July 4th in Phoenix,...
May 14th, 2017 by Murphy
Nation Expected to Lose 30% of Jobs to Automation in 15 Years
Nation Expected to Lose 30% of Jobs to Automation in 15 Years rJLsSS7Vauc THE ROBOT REVOLUTION Whether we like it or not, robots are making an impact in the job market. Experts predict that almost a million jobs will be replaced by robots in...
China's First Passenger Plane Takes Flight
This what the search for cheap labour has reaped this. A friend of mine who was a design engineer at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) at the time told me one day that the Company was sending the blueprints the engineers were doing to China. He couldn't...
May 1st, 2017 by B00Mer
Time to open Canada to international telecoms.
I was reading about Kajeet online and it seems to be a well thought out telecom with no remote equivalent in Canada from the standpoint of parent-controlled data plans. Maybe it's time to open Canada at least to parent-friendly telecoms to fill the...
Apr 5th, 2017 by petros
Nivea pulls 'white is purity' ad after backlash
The German skincare maker's ad for a deodorant included a picture of a woman and the slogan 'white is purity' The post sparked a backlash, with social media users accusing Nivea of being racist and insensitive. "Come on Nivea. This is so racist...
CHCH TV Hamilton's Bogus Bankruptcy
CH management cut dozens of employees in order to form a new company "free of old Union employees and their demands," according to an email from an accounts manager leaked to media Tuesday. "We just needed to disband the previous company and form a new...
The gold dinar and the silver dirham.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNtIsSWVJBI Damn those Muslims are smart! Why do we allow central banks to erode our savings by diluting our money when we could just create our own gold and silver currencies to...
Mar 8th, 2017 by Locutus
Ivanka Trump clothing line reports record sales
Ivanka Trumps eponymous womens fashion line is reporting record sales figures despite calls for a boycott and controversies surrounding President Trump. Since the beginning of February, they were...
force majeure has been my fav term since I
first heard back in university. I, and others, always thought we should use it in legal situations as opposed to 'An act of God'. But before I get carried away, here's a nifty way to screw a bank. I actually think it's brilliant and a well deserved...
Keystone Pipeline Project - The Bitumen Super Highway.
1.1 Million BBL CDN OIL Per Day Keystone Pipeline Project The U.S. $12 billion Keystone pipeline system will play an important role in linking a secure and growing supply of Canadian crude oil with the largest refining markets in the United...
Jan 22nd, 2017 by tay
Canada sees 2,000% price hike for infant seizure drug
The drug prescribed to infants in Canada with a rare and potentially dangerous form of epilepsy has jumped by 2,000 per cent practically overnight, upsetting specialists and parents. Infantile spasms, also called West syndrome, is a catastrophic and...
Jan 20th, 2017 by Machjo
Low internal taxes, high tariffs?
"This strategy starts by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and making certain that any new trade deals are in the interests of American workers....
Sunwing; No Compensation For Drunk Pilot Delay
Did anyone expect noble gesture from a company that justifies TFW pilots.......? Sunwing passengers on flight where pilot charged with alcohol impairment surprised and upset | Globalnews.ca
Jan 7th, 2017 by tay
Gawkers horrible year
Via Drudge, we learn that Hulk Hogan is going for the suplex on Gawker. That's just the latest in their ongoing ordeals. First GamerGate's letter campaign cost them 'seven figures' which is nothing to sneer at. But they're also being sued by...
Dec 27th, 2016 by Murphy
Carrier AC Moving To Mexico
Two subsidiaries of Farmington-based United Technologies Corp. are shutting heating and ventilating parts manufacturing plants in Indiana, eliminating more than 2,000 jobs as operations move to Mexico. Carrier, a manufacturer of heating, ventilating,...
Fined 2.5 million for ignoring safety regulations
An Alabama automotive parts supplier for Hyundai and Kia and two staffing agencies are facing a collective $2.5 million in fines after the horrifying death of a young woman. The U.S. Department of Labor Wednesday announced that Ajin USA, Alliance Total...
Dec 10th, 2016 by tay
Hostess To Reopen For Business
Minus Union Workers Who Drove Company Into Bankruptcy Via ABC News:The bankrupt assets of Hostess Brands, Inc., the company responsible for Twinkies, Ho Hos, Sno Balls and Ding Dongs, are being put back to work by a buyout firm. Whats not...
Google, an Obama ally, may face policy setbacks under Trump
elections have consequences WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that...