The Prince of Wales, Mortgages, Facehole and Random Thoughts

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The Prince of Wales and his trusty steed Camilla are visiting our fair country and I am glad to see that folks are treating him with the respect that he is due. Will he be the next King? We shall see, if he is, he may not last very long, but then again his Dad is 91, so he may last longer. It’s nice they let him bring his horse with him too, and Camilla doesn’t have too many flies on her.

More upheaval in Quebec with the students, causing consternation for all involved. This cannot end well (in my estimation), but maybe it will resolve itself over the summer. Kettling is the new police tactic, since it worked so well at the G-8 meetings last year, goodness we do live in interesting times.

The country’s rails are mostly silent thanks to a strike at Canadian Pacific, and it should be interesting to see what the ramifications of this is going to be. In Ottawa the Via trains to Toronto, now consist of a bus to Kingston and a train to Toronto, because CP owns the tracks to Kingston (from Ottawa). Nothing like expecting a train and getting crammed into a bus instead.

Last week the finance minister quipped about Canadians being too picky when it comes to finding jobs. No one seems to have jumped on him too hard about that one, but speaking as someone who has done some pretty crappy jobs in his time, I think his point of view is “skewed” at best (wrong at worst).

Facebook’s IPO seems to be crumbling a little with the valuation dropping, wonder what that means? At least Zuckerburg got married and dumped a bunch of his stock (thus he has some REAL money to play with now).

Weekly Recap

I have been kettling some of my own topics this week, but hopefully they were not too arresting:

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 1050 folks who follow me, holy cow!  If you join my “Twitter Posse”, you might notice I am also re-Tweeting some posts from the French Media as well (hell, if I am learning the language, shouldn’t we all?).

Check out my Facebook page as well (but no I won’t be buying Facebook stock). The page includes many different posts, not just my own (kind of like this Friday post, but all week-long).

Links for the Week

With Europe threatening to implode (financially) and other interesting issues arising with this what did our favorite writers write about this week:

Other Bookkeeping

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  • Michael James May 28, 2012, 9:16 AM

    Belated thanks for the mention. I added an update to the TFSA income-splitting idea — The Blunt Bean Counter explained why it wouldn’t work with current TFSA rules.

    • bigcajunman May 28, 2012, 11:06 AM

      I have a revised TFSA plan too, get filthy stinking rich and then max out my TFSAs…

  • My Own Advisor May 27, 2012, 7:41 AM

    Thanks for the mention BCM!

  • Preet May 25, 2012, 9:44 AM

    Thanks for the mention. You looked great on the podcast.

    • bigcajunman May 25, 2012, 4:38 PM

      You kept showing my bad side, come to think of it you showed my best side (i.e. no video).

  • The Blunt Bean Counter May 25, 2012, 6:55 AM

    BCM- thx for link. I can’t believe you are a computer geek and civil servant after listening to your podcast with Preet. I hate to admit this to a Canadiens fan, but you are actually charismatic. You should have a TV show, then you can buy a cottage and take my advice 🙂

    • bigcajunman May 25, 2012, 7:09 AM

      You r very kind, but I have a face for Radio (I have been told). Apologies for the hissing, I have a missing tooth, so I sounded rather serpent like (I never like my voice anyhow). Only if the cottage has more stuff than my current house (and Air Conditioning).


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