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United Flight 232 Crash 2

Last night I watched a show on National Geographic that showed the crash landing of United Flight 232 on July 19th, 1989. This is an amazing story that I would like to share. At 3:16PM on that fateful day, a loud bang could be heard on United Flight 232 and the crew determined that the ...

The Rise of a Dictator 1

On Saturday evening we returned from 3 days in beautiful Sanya, China where we visited along with my old friend Mark who currently lives in Shanghai. Sanya is definitely a beautiful tropical place and I’ll post some pictures after I return to Canada. But for now the current topic on my mind is how Adolf ...

5th gear at 20K

The next topic that has irked me since arriving in China is the way people drive with manual transmission. I don’t know why this is but 98% of drivers that I’ve come across seem to shift gears around 1000RPM. It’s not uncommon for a taxi driver to be driving 40KM/hour in 5th gear. I’ve even ...

Worry-Free Society 1

As some of you already know I’ve been visiting China for the last week. I spent 2 nights in Hong Kong and I’ve been in the Southern island of Hainan for the last 4 days, and we’re flying way up to Beijing in a few hours. Since arriving here, I’ve been making observations about the ...

Obama: The new JFK? 3

While I sit here waiting for Hurricane Noel to knock out my power, I’ve spent the last 3 or 4 hours reading about JFK, among other random topics. In his speeches, JFK brought energy and a certain hope to the people of America in the 60′s. He had dreams, he had hope, and he had ...

FOX News Attacks Iran 2

MoveOn.Org posted a video on YouTube that compares FOX News’ campaign against Iraq before the invasion in 2003 to the current campaign against Iran in 2007. It’s a little too flattering to give FOX News full credit for the war in Iraq. FOX News is quite simply a propaganda medium for the GOP. Although I’m ...