Uncertain times breed opportunities (January 1, 2009)

Something to think about from Tim Ferris’ blog: “While many are wringing their hands, I recall the 1970s when we were suffering from an oil shock causing long lines at gas stations, rationing, and 55 MPH speed limits on Federal highways, (more...)

Change or Die (December 29, 2008)

Every New Year’s people make resolutions to change. Few resolutions last. In fact, research has shown that even if someone knows 100% for sure that their actions are endangering their life, only 10% would actually change their behaviour. Yes, you rea (more...)

Thinking about the big picture (December 17, 2008)

Dan Roam, aka. “the napkin guy” has a great recent post about proactive thinking about the big picture, instead of having simple knee-jerk reactions. Why do all of the “solutions” to the various economic problems seem like ban (more...)

Ontario considering cellphone driving ban (October 27, 2008)

Ontario is consider a ban on “electronic communication devices” for anyone driving a vehicle. As much as I appreciate the convenience of being able to make a quick call to a friend, numerous studies have shown that the risk of driving whi (more...)

Canada: A failure of democracy (October 16, 2008)

The election is over. Here are the results:

$300 million was spent to bring us “democracy”, but nobody is happy with the results. Because of our antiquated electoral system:

The Bloc received 20 more seats than they deserved The NDP received 18 les

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Gas Price Conspiracies (October 11, 2008)

Now that gas prices are on the decline again, everyone has forgotten about them and moved on to the new crisis du jour. However, we are in an election, and politicians love to fan the flames of the whole gas price conspiracy fire, alleging price fixi (more...)

Green Party leading Facebook 'polls' (September 11, 2008)

The Green Party seems to be using media and technology well so far in this campaign. I was surprised to see how quickly and effectively they were able to mobilize Canadians to help them secure a spot in the public debates. Far from scientific, I&rsqu (more...)