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10 Shocking Secret About D’banj

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by Jobs & Scholarships in Nigeria on Feb 16, 2015

Calling Bell Canada, 310 Bell...and reaching the Philippines

Its been months since I've written anything here, but today I feel the need to get my rant on.  I am a Bell Canada (or is it Bell Philippines) customer for both satellite television and wireless internet.  Until September I was only su...
by Canadian Soapbox on Nov 21, 2014

Kunle Afolayan’s OCTOBER 1: Review

A predictable direction: With a few award winning movies to his credit and a burgeoning legendary status, it is only normal that Afolayan would want to outdo himself… A “big budget” movie with a... Read More...

Revealed: Why men sleep after sex

Some people have described sex as one of the sweetest things on earth, and even if it is stressful and requires a lot of strength to do, especially for men, it is a rigorous exercise many people would gladly undertake over and over again. Though, it...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Aug 16, 2014

Can this advert make people drive slower?

Ever speed while driving?  I'm guilty, and I bet the vast majority of us are.  I don't speed often now, with age comes patience sometimes.  And after watching this PSA out of New Zealand I will make a conscious effort to keep an eye on...
by Canadian Soapbox on Jan 10, 2014

No statue for victims of Canadian Capitalism in Bangladesh?

Our federal government, suddenly flush with cash it seems, has earmarked $1.5 million for a group called Tribute to Liberty so they can build a statue to honour victims of communism.  (Story Here) As mentioned in the linked article, a twitter...
by Canadian Soapbox on Oct 25, 2013

Are public sector unions a fair target?

I have no issue with workers organizing collectively to increase their bargaining power in an effort to maximize what they receive in pay and benefits.   That's capitalism. Business seeks to maximize its return, so why shouldn't workers? A...
by Canadian Soapbox on Oct 20, 2013

Terrible Things Happen In Beautiful Places

Starting a short walk by Goldrill Beck and Brothers’ Water this afternoon I was stopped in my tracks by this poster. What was such a gruesome image doing in such a beautiful place? The National Trust appears to have concluded that shock tactics...
by Around-England on May 25, 2013

Can the French language survive in Québec?

Bonjour mes chers lecteurs, greetings dear readers.  This blog posting comes to you from a Tim Hortons in the north end of Quebec City, one with wifi access.  I ordered myself a grande café with un crème and un edulcorant, I also had a be...
by Canadian Soapbox on Feb 11, 2013

A final word on internet dating

Its been a long time since I've written anything about dating in general or internet dating in particular.  There's a reason for that, on September 22nd of this year I took the plunge and am now happily married to a wonderful woman. While I d...
by Canadian Soapbox on Dec 8, 2012

What are you thankful for? Justin Trudeau doesn't count....

I have a lot to be thankful for, oh I have minor complaints like everyone, but focusing on all the good things in my life does wonders for my outlook and my health. Fall has long been my favourite time of year, I'm not sure exactly why, it heralds...
by Canadian Soapbox on Oct 7, 2012

Justin,its thanks to your Dad that I speak French

In my lifetime Canada has had Liberal and Conservative governments.  But really, how much difference does it really make in an individual's life whether its a Tory or a Grit occupying the Prime Minister's office?  We still go to work and sc...
by Canadian Soapbox on Oct 6, 2012

Soapbox Mail: French Immersion is not for every child

This blog is nearing three years old, and on a fairly regular basis I receive email from people commenting on, or asking questions about, something I've written.  I've had a few questions from people thinking about joining  the military lat...
by Canadian Soapbox on Oct 6, 2012

Spoiled Ontario teachers don't like the taste of their own medicine

I had some sympathy for Ontario's teachers, after all I have two siblings and a best friend all employed in that profession in Canada's most populous province. Note, I said 'had' and not have.  My sympathy is gone because of what the Ontario...
by Canadian Soapbox on Oct 4, 2012

Memories of 9/11 the day three WTC buildings collapsed

Like everyone who was alive and of a certain age on September 11, 2001 I have vivid memories of that day. I was at my office in downtown Toronto when I first heard of a plane hitting the north WTC tower.  I remember President George W. Bush s...
by Canadian Soapbox on Sep 11, 2012

Is Canada's left on the rise?

Discerning trends and making forecasts on limited data is not always the best recipe for making accurate forecasts, just look at pollsters.  They take small snapshots of voter intentions based on some simple questions and then use the data to tr...
by Canadian Soapbox on Sep 9, 2012

Choosing where to invest and with whom - Its about rapport

Yesterday I wrote about Garth Turner and his website Greater Fool. I told you about his current Canada wide tour where he's hosting seminars and (no doubt) giving lots of advice about where people should be investing their money. Given the cost of t...
by Canadian Soapbox on Aug 30, 2012

After the fourth call Rogers fixes the problem....

Last week I wrote about how my cell phone was being inundated with blank text messages from the same London area cell number. After three calls to customer support I thought a better name would be Rogers Customer rape.  I was told that to block...
by Canadian Soapbox on Aug 15, 2012

Having an issue with my Rogers cell phone. They'll fix it...For a fee!!!

What a great day I had today, let me tell you about it. My cell phone basically shut down this morning, sometime before it was to sound the alarm I have set for 6 AM.  The reason? Hundreds of text messages were inundating my inbox from a number...
by Canadian Soapbox on Aug 7, 2012

Little Red Kings

This post created by CathieI love finding new music, well new to me anyway! I stumbled upon this band about two weeks ago, Little Red Kings, and have been listening to their stuff constantly. Particularly this track, Black Bruise Smile.   So, po...
by Light Dark and Shade on Jul 28, 2012


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