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.
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]
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]
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.
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]
I didn't even think about other countries rating systems. Just saw this on Safehaven.
An awesome friend of mine is doing a personal fund raising event for victims of Somalia's famine. [more]
I have been following the riots in Britain. Britain is of interest to me because I lived there for 4 months in 2005. [more]
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]
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]
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]
I saw this article about Canada reversing the "brain drain" this morning. [more]