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August 2011



RIP Jack Layton

August 22, 2011 – Comments (1)

Just quickly checking the news this morning and seeing that Jack Layton passed away made me feel sad.  I wouldn't say that his politics were necessarily my politics, but he did rally Canadian support with his leadership skills.



Water floodways

August 20, 2011 – Comments (3)

I have posted on water in the past as I think water issues are going to get more serious.  Having said that, I was looking at a really interesting story this morning.   [more]



How do I do this again?

August 17, 2011 – Comments (4)

I got out of the market at the top in 2007.  I had not intended to get out completely, but the problems I had with my trading company in that it took them 3 months to move some money just made me feel uncomfortable.  I was at a new job, in a new community and I really didn't like what I'd been seeing in the market.  I still don't think the structural problems that solidified my decision to be out of the market have been corrected, but I have moved a bit of my money back into a trading account and I had a look, and omg, I feel like I am starting over.  [more]



Back to the north

August 16, 2011 – Comments (25)

Not happy to be here.  My place was broken into twice over the summer.  They went through everything and things have been broken.  Kids stuff, ipod, ipod player, speakers, flat screen tv, dvds and that kind of stuff stolen.  They went through everything.



If this is happening in Canada, what is happening in the US?

August 11, 2011 – Comments (7)

I just read this article on discussions with "urgency" over the aging population in Canada and the costs that are no longer predicted to start ramping up some years down the road, but in "months."    [more]



Beijing has down graded US debt more

August 10, 2011 – Comments (2)

I didn't even think about other countries rating systems.  Just saw this on Safehaven.



Famine Relief, Oxfam

August 10, 2011 – Comments (1)

An awesome friend of mine is doing a personal fund raising event for victims of Somalia's famine.  [more]



"The uprising of the working class..."

August 09, 2011 – Comments (17)

I have been following the riots in Britain.  Britain is of interest to me because I lived there for 4 months in 2005.    [more]



The 1992 Canadian down grade

August 07, 2011 – Comments (4)

This story amazed me with the comment "S&P’s cut may serve as a wake-up call as it did for Canada in 1992."  [more]



Where is the market cap graphs?

August 06, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: MGA

I have been having a more detailed look at the market then I have in a few years in that I am actually taking some time to look at some financial reports.  [more]



Is the world due for downgrading?

August 06, 2011 – Comments (3)

I just read John Mauldin's introduction where he is talking about the downgrade, which is actually entertaining in how he describes his disbelief.  [more]



The Idiot Spin

August 04, 2011 – Comments (4)

I saw this article about Canada reversing the "brain drain" this morning.  [more]

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