You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear …

By |2020-04-15T07:29:04+00:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: business, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , |

or resurrect the best of conservative principles by writing historical fiction ... but Conrad Black gave it the good old college, elitist, sycophantic, felon's try (6 min read) I got to page 31 but had to stop. I tried, I really did. But had to avoid hyperemesis (I'm trying to mirror Black's abundant vocabulary). Hyperemesis (noun): unrelenting vomiting. Actually, Read more...

Watch their feet, not their mouth …

By |2020-04-10T16:14:30+00:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: business, community, politics, social|Tags: , , , , |

as governments whistle past the graveyard of the smallest of small businesses (3 min read) Canadians: Forward this to your MP, MPP and MLA (see links at end of article) and every small business owner you know. The daily talks from the federal and provincial governments are overly burdensome and their actions neglectfully incremental, as week after week slips Read more...

Dr. Who? Dr. Strangelove? Dr. Frankenstein?

By |2020-04-07T08:39:44+00:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: business, community, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , |

Maybe Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Certainly not Dr. Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine" (4 minute read) "First, do no harm." – Hippocrates (460-370 BC) Hippocrates of Kos Surely, the most ardent supporters of Donald Trump would not want him to be their doctor. He even declared, "What do I know? I'm not a doctor." There are Read more...

“Hindsight is worth a million bucks” … but is it worth the loss of millions of lives?

By |2020-03-26T16:11:50+00:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: business, community, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The ignorance of our so-called leaders is exposed when real leaders can say, "I told you so." (2 min read) Nobody was listening then. Is anyone listening now? Bill Gates, one of the more enlightened animals in the genus homo sapiens, told us in 2015 – 5 years ago – "We’ve actually invested very little in a system to Read more...

“Did we just strike out on 200,000 small businesses?”

By |2020-03-25T16:47:39+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: business, community, politics|Tags: , , , |

"Afraid so. We're trashing the start-up and entrepreneurs' farm system ...  Mike's going along." (4 min read) In the last three years, over 300,000 Canadian small businesses started up (on average, 104,000 a year) [1], and today approximately 206,000 of these “new” businesses are still operating. Until now. Until COVID-19. Now, with the lack of federal government support, Read more...

Poor leadership is not only painful … it’s deadly!

By |2020-03-24T16:43:16+00:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: business, community, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(3 min read) We all know the short-comings of Donald Trump, U.S. President, and we all know he and his "merry band of sycophants" will always act like the Sheriff of Nottingham rather than Robin Hood. We also know he can't change. He is what he is, he can only do what he's capable of, and, unfortunately, that's not Read more...

The inmates are running the asylum …

By |2018-08-14T04:51:14+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , |

in every city hall and they keep banging their heads against the same wall, expecting a different outcome. That's insanity! (5 minute read) Albert Einstein (photo: ThoughtCo) The "banging heads ... insanity" phrase is attributed to Albert Einstein, and if he were here today, and was asked his opinion on governments, I am certain he would say, Read more...

Charles Ponzi, Bernie Madoff, Donald Trump, Frank Underwood …

By |2018-08-01T08:30:46+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: business, community, politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , |

only one of these is not a real Ponzi scheme (2 minute read + links to three articles, a book, a blog and a video) Trump fatigue is a common aliment in infirmaries across America, hell around the world, and yet our addiction to Trump's stranger-than-fiction, news keeps seducing our curiosity, despite the raging headache. Trump's reality-TV series, "The Read more...

The road to character is steep and …

By |2018-07-20T11:58:29+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , |

it's a dead-end for most "so-called" leaders (Hanging Coffins, Echo Valley, Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines – photo courtesy Trover) (8 minute read) Being in a position of leadership is not a qualification for being a leader; leadership positions are a dime-a-dozen, leaders are as rare as the humility and wisdom that guides their lives. David Brooks, in his excellent Read more...

Out-living your money is a senior’s nightmare …

By |2017-10-11T18:13:48+00:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social|Tags: , , , |

 But it doesn't have to be this way. For many Ontario seniors like Morris Adams, living longer could soon improve financially ... but you have to do something – before October 19th   Morris Adams, 91-year-old Canadian "The fear of seniors is that they will outlive their money. Ruthie and I have.” – Morris Adams (2 minute Read more...

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