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2 weeks ago

Isolation and loneliness

Royce Shook · I belong to three senior groups that provide information and support for seniors, and the issue that keeps coming up over and over again is the issue of social isolation and loneliness for seniors. · The issue is not what we can do about it, or what causes it, but how do we ident ...

2 weeks ago

Thank You, Covid.

Robert Cormack · How a virus showed us the worst in ourselves. · “I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.” Edith Sitwell · Frankly, I think we’ve spent too much time on the dangers of the coronavirus. We forget what this virus has given us. · I don’t mean the deaths, t ...

1 month ago

Fear of Retirement

Royce Shook · The following is from a survey of over 1,000 Americans by Zety (an online Career site) · Conclusion · Fear of retirement is real. For many people, it trumps even the fear of death or illness. And like other fears and anxieties, much of it is driven by uncertainty. · Our research ...

1 month ago

AMERICA LEADS THE WORLD AGAIN

Jim Murray · Americans are always pretty quick to talk up their achievements, and rightly so. The country excels in a number of different areas of endeavour. And today with a grand total of 719,000 deaths from Covid, they lead the world in another area. A lot of this rather dubious achievemen ...

3 months ago

Confessions Of A Not So Radical Leftist

Jim Murray · In Canada, where I have lived all my life, I am, as labelled by Conservatives, a bleeding heart Liberal. But like a lot of Canadians I was very much influenced by the ongoing political volatility of US, where I spent a good deal of my youth, due to its proximity to my home town o ...

3 months ago

The Great Disappearing Country

Jim Murray · I grew up in a border town where the American influence was stronger than even the influence of my own country. American news was watched every evening. American music was listened to incessantly, Americans owned second homes all along the shore of Lake Erie. Rich Americans belon ...

3 months ago

Post from Jim Murray

Jim Murray · See this guy? He’s the governor of Florida, and he is, of course a Republican and diametrically opposed to anything to do with preventing the spread of Covid. · Yesterday he was quoted, in regards to his threat to withhold funding from school who initiate mask mandates for childr ...

4 months ago

Post from Jim Murray

Jim Murray · AMERICA...UNDERESTIMATE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK · Looking around on social media, and I see that America is trying hard to recover from a number of things, mostly having to do with the Covid plague and the intense political division that exists in the country, which has created a gre ...

5 months ago

The Idiot Class

Jim Murray · Since Donald Trump’s election to president, or perhaps a little before that, there was a class of Americans that nobody defined. · These were people who were poorly educated, or at least failed to actually learn much from whatever education they did have. · These are people who a ...

5 months ago

The Cult of Donald J. Trump

Jim Taggart ·   · The first couple of years of Donald Trump’s presidency brought out armchair psychologists. Some of these individuals had work-based connections to the broad field of mental health and a few were actual psychologists, all of whom took aim at the controversial 45th president of ...

5 months ago

America ....Heavy Sigh

Jim Murray · For most all of my life. I have looked at America as a country that many other countries could aspire to be like. · On the many trips I took there. I saw a pretty amazing place. We watched the network news religiously because we were were curious about a country that offered so m ...

8 months ago

Should all workers have access to pension plans?

Royce Shook · A recent report, “Americans’ Views Of State & Local Employee Retirement Plans,” surveyed over 1,200 adults in December 2020. · “The past several decades has seen dramatic changes to the U.S. retirement system that has undermined retirement for large portions of the U.S. workforce ...

8 months ago

The Leaking American Dream

Robert Cormack · Notes on the pandemic, lockdowns and baby carriages. · “Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.” Hunter S. Thompson · As we go back into lockdown (not a prediction, bubba, we’re going whether we like it or not), let’s reflect on the American dream and this pandemic. As a ...

8 months ago

Race

Royce Shook ·  I saw this the other day on Facebook and thought It interesting. · If you could fit the entire population of the world into a village consisting of 100 people, maintaining the proportions of all the people living on Earth, that village would consist of · 57 Asians · 21 Europea ...

9 months ago

Retiring Soon?

Royce Shook · The odds are that if you are retiring soon, (within the next 10 to 15 years) you have not saved enough money to fully retire with the lifestyle you are used to when you were working. Most older Americans and Canadians have not saved enough for retirement, but there are signs that ...

9 months ago

Contemplations

Royce Shook · “The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.” – Al McGuire · “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein · “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” – Ambrose Bierce · “It would be nice to spend bi ...

10 months ago

"If You've Got Just 15 Minutes a Day...

Donald 🐝 Grandy PN · ATTENTION: Men and women over 30 who love good food, are pressed for time, tired of figuring out “what’s for dinner?” and still want to enjoy delicious healthy meals that keep you lean in just minutes a day! · "If You've Got Just 15 Minutes a Day... We Will Show You How To Shed 1 ...

1 year ago

I Miss The Old America

Jim Murray · I was born and spent the first 18 years of my life in the sleepy Canadian town of Fort Erie. There was nothing much to do there, especially when I was a teenager, so we spent a lot of time in the city across the river, which was Buffalo, New York. · But the standards of the ...

1 year ago

What A Biden Presidency Means to Canada

Jim Murray · OK, a lot of Americans came after me as I was slamming hard on Trump over the past years, for being a Canadian and why the hell should I care about their country? · But what they don't realize, or aren't willing to admit, is that our two countries are bound to each other in s ...

1 year ago

Why We Needed Trump.

Robert Cormack · The sad truth about politics and people in America. · “Beware of false prophets, which comes to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they’re ravening wolves.” Mathew 7:15 · Donald Trump isn’t worried about this election. Maybe he should be, but he isn’t. He’s done the job he set ...

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