It seemed this weekend the stormy weather in many parts of the States and into Ontario along with fear and destruction it brought, took its cue from the markets and the stormy price of oil on Friday that ended in an all time high of $138.54/barrel, a spike of $11.00 in one day of trading. This trend expected to continue with predictions of oil to be trading at $150.00/barrel by summers end; personally I believe this price will be trading at by months end as the official beginning of summer begins. more
Monday, June 09, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
I was sent this 35 page documentation by a friend on Digg that seems to have been just released this evening to the public. Never before publically seen documenation from CIA agent Special Operations Advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence who decided to document and release what she worked on for so many years trying to bring government corruption to justice, but due to how far and deep this went, she ended up going into hiding after a personal threat on her life was made by Dick Cheney himself. When all attempts to expose these officals failed for many years through the proper channels and not due to lack of evidence but the amount of officals that give a gag order on the evidence this has now been released for public viewing. more
Two great provinces of Canada, Quebec (my birth place) and Ontario my growing years of life and maturity have made me proud to be a part of both today. Premiers Jean Charest and Dalton McGuinty took one large step for voters, one giant leap for political standards on the issue of carbon taxing, not quite the carbon tax Stephane Dion would like to see, but a cap and trade system, a step in the right direction, something the Federal Conservative government has averted their policy away from ever since this environmental policy was suggested.
The next federal election will undoubtedly be a defining election as our next generation of voters are turning of age and have expressed a serious interest and concern in their future of green living; it’s now up to our political leaders and the voters to make their future in an environmental friendly country, happen. more
Monday, June 02, 2008
"In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment." Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
Harvard Classics 1909-14 IV. Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest
What is the day to bring today? It’s a daily watch, sometimes an hourly market watch not just of money, but a watch of time.
Money… a necessary factor in living day to day, but I always found the more you have the more stressed you become that you will one day loose that false sense of security that money = happiness. Money brings much you can enjoy, all the nice things in life, luxuries, elegance, prestige, but in the end what survival will you know if suddenly it was all lost, taken away, or it became useless?
Look at what happened during the Great Depression and the unfortunate answer to that question as the loss amounted to many people ending their life as they felt the loss of money or a job was the end, for if they couldn’t live by their standard of means they were accustomed to, they felt there was no meaning of life to live.
My fear is what may happen to people if we are to go through a crisis again, in this century how many could really survive what may yet to come? North Americans are used to such a certain standard of living with our transportation, communications, accessibility to clean water, shelves stocked with food, fresh fruit and vegetables, going about our daily lives, waiting for the weekend, the vacations, retirement, yet the future may not hold this and preparation of change needs to be thought out, but is it taken seriously enough or are we still to afraid to face what consequences may soon to come? more
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Our largest and most popular form of transportation the auto industry was responsible for a 40% drop in the decline of Canada’s first quarter earnings. With an expected increase of 0.4 % according to Stats Canada our economy’s Q1 dropped by 0.3 percent.
The second quarter isn’t starting off very strong either with a slowdown in March of 0.2 per cent according to CIBC World Markets Economist Avery Shenfeld; the second quarter is not looking to improve over the first he predicts.
Optimism in parts of the Canadian government is still high with the Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty stating that Canada is still well positioned and can weather this period of global economic uncertainty. I don’t believe most Canadians are comforted from his reports from this meeting held in Montreal on Friday and are looking at the cost of living to determine their uncertainties. more
Saturday, May 31, 2008
If you study mythology or the Ancient Roman religion the word Vulcan would be recognized as the God of beneficial and hindering fire with temples and statues erected throughout history in his honour.
If you’re a science fiction follower of Star Trek you would relate the name Vulcan to a very intelligent alien species that finds all humans and much of what they do illogical.
If you work in many industries, especially the tire making industry that need rubber to produce a product you would be familiar with the name Vulcan but not as a noun but a verb called “vulcanization”. No it’s not assimilating person into an alien form but assimilating a natural product into something at the time of creation seemed…logical. Vulcanization is the process of curing rubber, from the rubber tree plant, involving high heat while adding sulphur and other curative chemicals to extend the life of rubber to keep it from cracking or melting, turning it into a non decamping material, (tires, among other products) that end up in landfills polluting our environment with no end of life in sight. more
Friday, May 30, 2008
End of Times, Doomsday, Judgement Day, "No way, it will never happen" many skeptics are screaming out as this subject is turning to center stage.
Never ...such a strong word and something that should be thought out before used in such a convincing and powerful way when speaking of the possible end of the world as we know it. I pray the end of our civilization does not happen and will not come as tragically as many other civilizations have encountered for example, as the people of Pompeii and their sister city Herculaneum did from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the Maya Civilization suspected to have collapsed and died from the deforestation causing their own ‘climate change’ that caused their civilization to have food and water shortages eventually killing them from malnutrition and dehydration, or the Minoan civilization that through archaeological studies have shown their demise was through clear proof of deforestation and not just the volcanic eruption and sea waves but was caused by the induced crisis they created on their atmosphere that could have been the end for them. Those are just a few civilizations that have been conquered through the anger of the earth upon them. more
I’ve always enjoyed science and history, with it you can keep asking questions and when they’re answered, those answers always spark new theories that generation upon generations may continue until an answer is found.
Mythology is also a favourite topic of mine and always enjoyed my grade 10 Latin class with Mr. Turnbull. I remember how exciting he was and how we spoke as a class of hopefully getting to Ancient Greece and Egypt one day on an archaeological dig while visiting many places and experiencing the history first hand. I’ve dreamt of those days ever since and still many years later, archaeologists are still digging into the history including the uncovering of 3,000 year old remains from an ancient fortified city, the largest to date found in Egypt, just announced Wednesday, along with a relief of King Thutmose II (1515-1504 BC) with also the belief he may have built a fort near the ancient city, which also may have been the militaries headquarters from the New Kingdom era. more
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Photo by Ron Gaston Arrowhead Provincial Park
What would be your first thought, first reaction if you heard Breaking News all through the media that, “First Contact” with an alien ship has been made and has landed on Earth but that was the only report you heard. Would your first reaction be panic or excitement? Would you think Aliens, Signs, Predator, or would it be “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” I guess if we all were informed of first contact, life as we know it, would change dramatically, and so would our intelligence. more