Tag archive for ‘Mika Oehling’
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 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 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...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, May 25th, 2012

Tax the Fat by Rants and Raves

The old motto used to be ‘tax the rich.’ It would be nice if that motto still stood. But a new motto appears to be taking its place, which is that of ‘tax the fat.’ The argument is much simpler More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

A Job’s a Job? by Rants and Raves

The Canadian government, in the midst of massive cuts to federal programs and layoffs of the public service, is introducing changes to its Employment Insurance policies which would force those who are on EI to take More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

This time it’s personal

A Canada Post Corporation employee has been relieved of their duties as a sorter due to some angry and derogatory comments made about the management of her organization on Facebook. The Union is appealing the decision More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Oh the Humanities – Rants & Raves

There is a lot of talk about the Quebec university students who are protesting the proposed tuition hikes. A lot of the talk has centered around the violence committed by protesters, who have mostly been revealed More...