Canada land of the swindler? That seems to be the case in an alleged Penny Stock Fraud that the U.S. Justice department is investigating. As Canadians I would have thought we had learned our lessons on Penny Stock Abnormalities with Bre-X and a few of the other mining stocks, but evidently there is always someone who is trying to “make a quick buck”, however there are also folks looking for them so they can “make a quick buck” too.
Senator Pam Wallen is being raked across the coals for her expenses, which she claims followed the rules of the senate at the time, but there was one example that I heard that had me scratching my head. She had gone to Toronto for Senate business and to attend a Porter Airlines event (which she is a member of the board), and she submitted expenses to the Senate for that trip, however, as a member of the board, wouldn’t Porter have also paid for expenses on that trip? I am easily confused so perhaps I don’t have all the data, and I don’t mean to point an accusatory pen at anyone, however, it does make me wonder.
Evidently a Mr. Lube employee was bored and decided to use Twitter to find some recreational inhalents and the York regional police were glad to help him out, I weep for this generation:
Awesome! Can we come too? MT @Sunith_DB8R Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop? Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff.
— York Regional Police (@YRP) August 13, 2013
.@mrlube Thanks for the support.
— York Regional Police (@YRP) August 14, 2013
My Weekly Recap
The Fall is on the event horizon and it is full on Back to School Time:
My Writings for Week Ending August 16th
Not good news from our Stats Canada friends unfortunately, and a slowing job market too.
Of course you don’t it was a trick question, ever since you bought that time share condo, and the Gold Futures you are a little farther behind.
If anyone can send me a copy of this Almanac, I’d be much appreciative.
An oldie but moldy from Bruce Schneiers about blowing up ATM machines real good.
Links for the Week
Welcome to the new mammal the olinguito :
Khan Academy and the Rule of 72
Let’s get back to the Khan Academy, and their spin on the rule of 72:
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