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So America’s decided.

November 9, 2016 Leave a comment

Mr. PersidentWell here we are, a day after what was possibly the most sensational presidential campaign in US history. Even though I haven’t posted anything for a while, what happened last night gave me a reason to dust off this old blog and put in my two cents.  In an upset that could make a Raptors game jealous, Donald Trump defied every possible odd and beat Hillary Clinton to the oval office. Despite having no political, legal, or diplomatic experience, allegations of sexual assault, slanderous and bigoted rhetoric, scandals, and not to mention questionable business practices, Trump managed to snatch the keys to the White House away from Clinton’s imminent grasp. And despite all those things I just mentioned, American’s somehow felt he was the better choice. Read more…

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That’s my mayor! part 2

November 7, 2013 Leave a comment

ford3So here we are again. The next episode. Rob Ford back in the news, though some might say he never left.  As I’ve previously wrote, this man is a made for TV movie waiting to happen.  This week Ford found himself back in the spotlight having some explaining to do after the alleged “Crack Video” was prematurely surfaced by police chief Bill Blair. Read more…

Categories: Politics, Television

That’s my mayor!

May 22, 2013 1 comment

As a lifetime resident of Toronto (more or less), I’ve had the privilege to witness the antics of our colourful mayor Rob Ford. Beloved by some, maligned by many, local headlines can’t seem to get enough of this man. Read more…

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Would the new gun measures actually work?

January 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Executive OrdersAfter the tragedy at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary, the US government seems to  be finally mobilizing to tackle the issue of gun violence, provided they could stand up to  gun proponents. Read more…

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Lesson learnt for Republicans?

November 8, 2012 2 comments

Two days ago Americans decided on their next president, and Barack Obama was elected a second term. Read more…

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Would a CEO make a good president?

June 16, 2012 Leave a comment

American politics seems like something straight out of the WWE when compared to that of Canada, which is sadly why I find myself talking about this. The US presidential race has been gathering steam for quite some time now with each candidate garnering as much support as they can. Read more…

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KONY 2012

March 9, 2012 Leave a comment

What? You mean the U.S. won’t be supplying me weapons anymore?

Seriously, enough’s enough when it comes to all the shit that central Africa has been going through; and after decades of corrupt governing, civil wars, and IMF mingling, a campaign known as KONY 2012 has emerged out of the turmoil to supposedly take action. Read more…

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Batman gets roughed up

December 17, 2011 Leave a comment
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What were the true motives behind Gadhafi’s death?

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Now I’m just as happy as the next Libyan that their home country is finally free of tyranny, for now at least. When I heard that some groups in the North African nation are pushing to institute Sharia Law into the new government, I thought Libya’s simply shifting from one form of oppression to another. To be honest, Moammar Gadhafi’s antics always cracked me up. I sort of saw him as a Middle Eastern version of Family Guy’s Mayor West. But that’s not the point. In the wake of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, something’s come to light. Read more…

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Does safety lead to complacency?

July 28, 2011 Leave a comment

A while back I wrote a piece on how Norway made it to number one on the Mother’s Index as the best place to be a mother, given its quality of living and relative safety. Well, it appears that report has jinxed our Scandinavian buddies good in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks. Read more…

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