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6 Starbucks, Chinese signs in Detroit? 1

Detroit has always been an intriguing city to me; for as long as I can remember downtown Detroit has always been crappy and no matter what they do, it will probably always stay that way. One problem I find with a lot of American cities is how money gets poured into the suburbs and they ...

Montreal Dawson College shooting 1

Everyone has already heard about the Montreal shooting at Dawson College in Quebec in which one person has died so far. Since everybody has already heard the details, I won’t discuss the details of the events that took place, but instead I’ll discuss other similar shootings and also how much worse it could have been. ...

5 years later – Save us Oprah 1

Tomorrow is the 5th anniversary of the horrific September 11th attacks. Every person in North America and many other places around the world remember what they were doing at the exact time they found out about the commercial airliner attacks on the World Trade Center. As a 21-year student working in a large office building ...

Summer 2006 Video 2

I’ve finally completed my Summer 2006 video. I spent about 8 hours in total on producing this video (although that may not be apparent while watching it). This year’s music selection was a little less sappy than last year’s video; probably as a result of me being happier this year. This year it’s more of ...

L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology 2

The story of Lafayette Ronald Hubbard is an intriguing one: A phony life full of scandal and controversy and a religion that worships him to this very day. L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986) was a science fiction writer and the founder of the religion “Scientology” when he announced it in 1952 and developed the philosophy of ...

$24.81 to fill up 5

Last night I filled up my car tank and it was only $24.81; I know, I know, I have a very small tank. Even when gas prices were well above $1 per litre, it was still in the low $30′s to fill up my tank. This Acura has been just about the most fuel efficient ...

I made it! 7

Last night I successfully completed my 260K for Kids ride. I have to admit that I underestimated the difficulty of the feat, and I don’t plan on doing anything like this again for a while. The first 2.5 hours of the ride were amazing; the wind was on my back, and I was maintaining a ...

Blackberry benefit also its downfall

A recent study has found that more than 77 percent of executives surveyed find that being connected to mobile devices for work enhances their work-life balance rather than impede it. On one hand, using mobile devices for work gives you the ability to do your work from home or on the road, increasing the amount ...

Raising the bar

So today was a pretty horrible day. I didn’t get home from Michigan until 3:30AM this morning and I wasn’t in bed until 4:30AM. I rode my bicycle to work this morning for the first time because I was running a little late. After work I walked outside and found that my bike was gone. ...

The Courtesy Flush

I was in the bathroom yesterday and the man in the stall next to me flushed the toilet 4 times in the span of only about 3 minutes while he was still sitting down. My intuition told me that he was doing the “Courtesy Flush” in order to attempt to eradicate the foul smell spewing ...