Quebec Elections, Eating Sugar, Suing Parents, Big Rocks and #FreeFormFridays

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The only thing predictable about Quebec politics is it’s unpredictability, as Pauline Marois (aka La Femme de Fer) has called an election for April 7th, no doubt hoping that her nutty “No religions in Quebec” kick will get her a majority government. For all who scoff at this thought, this is Quebec, who elected NDP candidates in the last Federal Election (a few of whom had never even visited their ridings), so hold onto your hats, strap on your boots and let’s wait for another wild political journey. Mme. Marois has fired the first salvo by declining the invite to the English Language debates, should be an interesting election campaign.

The World Health Org stated this week that we should be lowering our sugar in take, in other news they commented about how the Sun seemed to rise in the East and the sky is blue mostly. It’s always helpful when the obvious needs to be a headline for anyone to notice.

A young lady in New Jersey is suing her parents because they refuse to pay for her final year in Private High School and for her College Education. Seriously folks, sometimes this stuff just writes itself, see video clip at the end of this for more information.

Another cosmic giant rock went hurtling by the Earth Thursday morning, I think we all need to join up at Seti.Org and see if we can find a few more of these before they hit us.

Dramatic eh? No it’s not the real asteroid, however, picture courtesy of Getty and their free embed’ing service.

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RRSP Deadline Let the Taxes Begin!

Yup, you could have done something about your RRSPs up until Monday, now we are down to the nitty gritty of tax season.

Financial Calculator Giveaway

This giveaway continues until next week, wouldn’t it be great to have a spiffy new financial calculator to do your taxes with?

Personal Finance: Lent Begins Today

Yes we are now in the season of Lent, what are you going to do to make your finances better for 40 days?

We Don’t Seem to Dread Debt

I read a very interesting study in the Harvard Business Review that I based an interesting observation on. Not very scientific, but still quite interesting.

Swiss Army Knife Section

Wonder if the Swiss are worried about all the excitement in the Ukraine, I know I am:

Adventures in Real Estate

So if you thought you had the worst problems with your house or apartment, how about a blow-hole in your driveway?

Folks who HAD Their Education Paid For By Their Parents

Thank you Monty Python:

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  • RICARDO March 14, 2014, 9:18 PM

    I don’t know iF this is true or not but it sounds credible!


    This probably applies to a Number of Politicians:

    PQ party leader Pauline Marois attended the Assembly of First Nations annual Winter Meeting. Marois said she wasn’t there to speak to the chiefs but to listen. Then she spoke for almost two hours on her success of bringing the Charter of Values into the hearts of the Quebec people and how in many ways that this was going to help the First Nations. At the conclusion of her speech, the crowd cheered wildly and then the head of The First Nations Band presented her with A plaque inscribed with her new Indian name – Walking Eagle.

    A very proud and pleased Pauline then departed in her motorcade, waving to the crowds. A news reporter from CBC later asked one of the Indians how they came to select the new name given to Pauline Marois. They explained that Walking Eagle is the name given to a bird so full of shit that it can no longer fly.

    • bigcajunman March 15, 2014, 6:21 AM

      Oh my… I like that.

      • RICARDO March 15, 2014, 1:42 PM

        I have just received the “New Canadian Alphabet”

        Who could have had such a brillant idea!


  • My Own Advisor March 8, 2014, 1:23 PM

    Thanks for the mention! Have a great weekend!


  • May March 7, 2014, 10:05 PM

    I worry that my kids might sue me one day because I never took them to Disneyland, never mind paying for school.

    • bigcajunman March 8, 2014, 6:08 AM

      Wonder if you can buy insurance against that? Now that might be a growth industry!

  • Michael James March 7, 2014, 8:23 AM

    You’re being a little tough on Marois saying she is going for no religions in Quebec. She has shown a willingness to make certain exceptions for one religion 🙂


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