Thursday 29 August 2013

Working in Montréal today --VOCs, Gas, Crosses and Debt

Good morning folks,

I will be working in Montréal today.

Kind of tired today, contractors at my house yesterday requiring me to be in multiple places at once, in an eCare conference while watching a guy using the wrong tool to close a pail, while another guy sprayed chemicals containing volatile organic compounds without a respirator.  I suggested to him several times to wear one, but he claimed he was immune.  Right, dumb.

And now I am just skimming the newspaper.  I see that the U.S. and Canada are gearing up to inflict some kind of retribution on Syria for the gas attack, Syria claims that it wasn't them that it was the rebels.  Interesting, that would mean the rebels carried out a 'false flag' attack to invoke this retribution.  If true, not a bad tactical move.  I have wondered why Syria would be dumb enough to launch a gas attack with the world watching, but that's just me.

Meanwhile in Quebec, the move is underway to ban religious symbols in gov't institutions...  odd if you ask me, does this mean that the nuns and priests working in the schools and hospitals (they are funded by the gov't and usually fall under such legislation) won't be recognizable as nuns and priests?  I am certainly a fan of banning symbols of oppression disguised as religious symbols, but it never bothered me that Sr. Alice wore a cross,  Question?  Will the Crucifix be removed from the Quebec Legislature?

A recent Transunion study shows that Canadians swelled their consumer debt up to $27,000.  I for one am disappointed.  I think with some concentrated effort, consumers can spend themselves further into debt and reach the Canadian standard set by the folks in BC with their $38,000.   Come on Canada, we can do it!

There, found something to write about.  I was going to fill the Pulp with hundreds of lines of "All work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy".  That would be more meaningful for fans of The Shining.  :)

Have a great day.  Spend spend spend.