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Random Thoughts: Let’s Burn Some Stuff!

Montrealer Wannabes

Glad to see that the Vancouver-ites who destroyed their fair city, under the guise of their hockey team losing, are giving their city an international reputation as bad losers. At the end of it all folks, it’s just a hockey game, and everyone should take a Valium and chill out. Yes, it is disappointing, but if this is the worst thing to happen to you this year, your life is going pretty darn well. Grow up, and realize that while there are disappointments in life, it does not give you carte blanche to be an idiot. I don’t get this constant need to show your displeasure with life’s issues by destroying a business, or vandalizing property? I note the Miami Heat fans had a few mojitas and called it a night when they lost.

The Tories started their Stop Harper reign this week by declaring that Air Canada is an essential service and they are thinking of doing this for Canada Post as well. Does seem to make a mockery of the collective bargaining system, but I am a bit of a pinko, leftist, unionist at heart (except if it means I have to pay higher taxes), punch that into your calculator and see what answer you get! Jim Flaherty went to the states and lectured them about how they should get their deficit reduction plans in place, careful Jim, they might cut some things you don’t want them to cut. That is sort of like me suggesting to my wife how she might make her wardrobe look better, a very dangerous suggestion.

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I was all over the place this week, including two posts about job hunting. It’s not regular that I go off topic that badly twice in one week, but I felt I had to get those articles off my chest (and I couldn’t think of much else to write either):

I actually enjoy all comments (even the ones that question my sanity), and will try to respond to most comments, so please feel free to comment away. For you spammers who continue to inundate me with your drivel, keep it up as well.

Other financial bloggers stayed more tightly on topic and gave us some more on topic commentaries this week:

Carnivals this Week

I also had some submissions accepted to various carnivals, so go have a read of these as well:

  • Tom over at Canadian Finance Blog hosted The Canadian Finance Carnival #40 which included my post Budget 2011: Redux
Dumber than
Truly Dumber than Snake Mittens, if you know any of these geniuses call the Vancouver Police


“When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough, adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions.

Author: John Boyd Orr(must be one of those irate Canucks fans)

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  1. Canadian Capitalist

    Thanks for the mention! I think it is a bit unfair to call Vancouver sore losers. The losers who trashed the city would have done it which ever way the game ended. I hope they all get rounded up and are prosecuted to the fullest extent.

    1. Agreed, I was speaking more specifically to the “Wastes of Skin” (how does that phrase get pluralized?) that was taking advantage of the situation to cause mayhem.

  2. I’ve heard people calling the rioters in Vancouver “anarchists”. That gives them too much credit in my estimation. How about just “idiots”? Thanks for the mention.

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