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How long before this kind of thing happens here in Ontario? High minimum wages help people with jobs but do nothing to help people looking for a job. “The Alternative Is Disaster”: New York Restaurants Demand Permission To Levy Food Surcharge At the end of 2015, just before New York State hiked minimum wages, we warned that […]
MV Osogovo forground, MV Federal Yoshino in background Song Sparrow MV Florence Spirit Pussy Willows Another Bald Eagle flying off in the distance. One day, I will get a closer shot. That is my goal. Budweiser The festival stage so far. Water line. Paint looks fresh. Looks great, doesn’t it? Truck tracks in the mud? […]
Spent a few minutes watching several Tree Swallows flying around. They are fast. (click on any image to enlarge) Almost looks like the bird is looking at me. Could be.
Funny, not in the news, but the thing keeps spewing radiation into the ocean and air. Its not going away any time soon because nobody knows what to do. The equipment needed to deal with these types of disasters do not exist. They need to be invented. APRIL 27, 2018 Move Over Chernobyl, Fukushima is […]
Bunny costume after the winter. Pretty sure the election has not started yet. You would never know that if you have been watching the Ontario Liberals since last fall. They have been travelling across the province handing out hundreds of millions of dollars to anyone who wanted money. Blue water out there beyond the breakwater. […]
Marx observed in capitalist economies the manifestation of a fundamental law — the Pareto principle. However, he erred in his diagnosis and prescription for the problem. Jordan Peterson and Bret Weinstein explain. The Pareto Principle or the 80/20 rule. According to Peterson, this ratio cannot be changed no matter what you do. Its just how systems work. […]
click on any image to enlarge Broken water valve on MacDougall Street. The section of MacDougall Street on the lake side of the railway tracks. Water bubbling out of the valve. This will go on all weekend. Why? Obviously, the City of Thunder Bay’s water bill is not as high as mine. I guess water […]
My understanding is that the former Eaton’s Building has been purchased by a group that is going to turn the building into a self-storage depot. The name I heard attached to the project is U-Haul. If this is true, and I have heard it from two separate sources, then its another sad chapter in the […]
Government cannabis. Why is the government involved in the production of marijuana at all? It is not involved in the production of alcohol. Should recreational marijuana sales be regulated like alcohol? OK. Should there be regulations to make sure the product is safe like alcohol? OK. But to cut out the private sector growers and […]
Hebert to run for mayor Larry Hebert is running for mayor. The three-term at-large city councillor on Friday confirmed one of the city’s worst-kept secrets, saying he is planning on getting out of the municipal politics game and figured he’d take a shot at the city’s top elected position before heading toward retirement. Hebert joins […]