Dad: Boss and Owner (owning your kids?)

In some households, dad is boss. In one Ontario household, the dad is not happy with just being the boss; he insists that he owns his kids. In a fight with the Ontario school board on the right to pull his children from courses that may be out of line with his traditional Christian beliefs, the most appalling aspect of this case is the man’s following More...

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By Mika Oehling On Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The Struggle for Independence (Quebec vs Canada)

I think I finally know how parents with teenagers feel. Police fire tear gas at FTAA protesters. Quebec City, Canada. photo/Devinasch via wikimedia commons The Quebec provincial elections will take place in a matter More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Attacking the Vulnerable (violence against the homeless) – Rants and Raves

Toronto has been plagued this summer with a series of unfortunate incidents, ranging from shootings to random acts of unnecessary cruelty to its least fortunate citizens. The latest is a video which has been posted More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Cuddly Capitalism – Rants and Raves

A 29-year-old New York woman has opened up a ‘snuggery’ in her home, a place where clients can come snuggle her for $60 an hour. Jackie Samuel states that science has proven the health benefits of non-sexual More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, July 16th, 2012

No More Sexy Imports by Rants and Raves

New immigration laws in Canada have called for the immediate removal of temporary foreign workers linked to the sex trade. This move has been received with disdain from Tim Bambrinos, the president of the adult More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, July 9th, 2012

On the Charming Service – Rants and Raves

It used to be that only the strong survive. But with shifting career dynamics and an increased tendency towards client service-oriented professions, it appears that the new skill to survive is not so much strength, More...

By Mika Oehling On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

I Hate Yoga by Rants and Raves

First, yoga as a philosophy and yoga as we know it today are two very different things. The original yoga philosophy dates back millions of years ago with Buddhist monks in Nepal. It’s the simplified notion More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, June 18th, 2012

The Real Bs of Metropolis by Rants and Raves

There is an explosion of reality tv shows based around the lives of the rich and notorious of the world. There are the famous for being famous ones, like the Kardashians. There are the ones that claim to be ‘real’ More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, June 18th, 2012

Art Lesson by Rants and Raves

There has been an outpouring of shock and rage over the burning of a $100,000 Birkin bag for the sake of ‘art’ by Tyler Shields and his girlfriend, Francesca Eastwood. If that last name sounds familiar, More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, June 4th, 2012

Tuning Out by Rants and Raves

People don’t tune in weekly to shows anymore. It’s the simple reality. As the networks reveal which shows are getting the axe and continue to spin more tried and trite reworks of past successes and spinoffs, More...