Tag archive for ‘Rants and Raves’
By Mika Oehling On Saturday, October 6th, 2012
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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 More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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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 Monday, July 16th, 2012
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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
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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
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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 Mika Oehling On Monday, June 18th, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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 Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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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...

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