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Monday, June 22, 2009

And yet, if I rob a bank, I'd go to jail

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has posted a record profit, and will be paying out record bonuses to staff. A lot of the profit seems to be coming from acting as intermediaries selling government bonds issued by the United States Treasury in order to raise the funds required to pay for the bailout of investment banks.

Karma has its work cut out for it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Why I don't like Harper even a little

"Nobody wants to see the opposition coalition we had at the end of last year," Harper said. "I think everybody in the public recognized the dangers that presents to the country."

Know what's more dangerous? The Prime Minister publicly and repeatedly pissing on Canadian Parliamentary tradition for his own political advantage. By all means, convince the public to disrespect the institutions that has helped our national government work for a century and a half.

Stephen Harper is a republican, in the purest sense of the word.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Economic stimulus

I hear an election costs the government three hundred million dollars. That's a lot of jobs (as opposed to the Tory economic stimulus, which discusses spending a lot of money but doesn't actually spend or do anything). Go for it, Iggy!

By the by, I can't think of a better fight to cause an election than EI benefit expansion. There is no better way of stimulating the economy than putting money in the hands of people who need to immediately spend it. Again I say, go for it, Iggy! I promise to find a nice picture of you for the Gaffeometer.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Alt Music Friday

I stop by here once in a while. Yeah, not often enough.

Meet Edmonton's new Poet Laureate:

I think the city is just trying to squeeze free concerts out of local musicians. We'll know this for certain if Edmonton's next Poets Laureate are the members of Shout Out Out Out Out.