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Random Thoughts: A New Year Has Come

The New Year is here (except in China), and with it more fun and excitement on the markets. Will the latest rally fizzle and die or will this be a Bull year? I have no idea, but either way I am sure there will be much to chat about regarding investing.

The Canadian Junior Team made a valiant comeback attempt this week, but came up a little short to a very confident Russian team, who are not the most gracious of winners, but I guess that is their prerogative. Junior hockey is fun to watch, but Canadian expectations foisted on these 17 and 18 year olds is a bit much. I guess that since they can be in the army by this age, and killing in our name, we should put as much pressure on our hockey players.

In Ottawa we had a $50 Million winner, however, that is on hold now while the OLG makes sure it is all legitimate, and given the recent Tom Foolery that the OLG let go in the past, this might be a good thing for everyone. What is more interesting that OLG manages to have a $50 Million draw near Christmas every year? Just saying.

We also had a gentleman who crossed the Canada-U.S. border without his passport, but he did have a scanned copy on his iPad and it worked just fine (in both directions). Who says there is no Christmas spirit at the border?

Speaking of Twitter, it crashed on January 1st due to the sheer volume of Happy New Year messages (over 16,000 a second). No danger that my Twitter feed had anything to do with it, but still interesting to read that such a heavily used system can still run out of resources. I’ll be tweeting about all that later.

Finally it is the anniversary (yesterday) of the Great Ice Storm of 1998 which changed many lives and was quite the Environmental mess in the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Valley. Hard to believe that was 14 years ago, wow!

Weekly Recap

A quieter week for me, with a nasty jab at those folks who are making New Year Resolutions as well (mostly because I can never get them to work):

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 970 folks who follow me, wow!. Check out my Facebook page as well.

A New Year and new ideas? Well some at least, but looking back on 2011 is fun too:


Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.

Author: Oscar Wilde good one Mr. Wilde

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  1. Thanks for the link. I’m glad that you don’t share your debt because my readers would get tired and depressed from seeing everyone else’s debt and wouldn’t want to see mine! It’s selfish, I know.

    Happy New Year!

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