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Powerball jackpot lottery goes nuclear once again

They’ve done it again. The giant Powerball lottery in the United States has once again risen to stratospheric proportions which has everyone storming the doors of neighbourhood variety stores to buy tickets. Even though increased ticket purchases diminishes the odds, who doesn’t want a chance to become a bazillionaire? Mega Millions rises to nearly $1 billion The jackpot prize for the Mega Millions lottery would…

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What don’t you understand about “STAY AT HOME”?

I’m fed up with all the whinging and whining about the supposed lack of clarification surrounding the Stay At Home rules recently implemented by the Ontario Government. Listen, people. This is not about trying to find a loophole for a tax deduction in our income taxes. We don’t need to be parsing every nuance of the regulations for chinks or weaknesses in the wording that…

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The year 2020 gave us a slap upside the head and a dose of 20/20 vision

Thank heaven 2020 is finally over. I can hear the world rejoicing. The past year hasn’t been a complete disaster though. We’ve learned to slow down and live life differently. On a personal level, there are so many other things I’ve learned over the past year that will enhance my life going forward. “Affluenza” is a terrible affliction. We haven’t been able to prowl the…

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Dear Santa: I have only one wish for Christmas this year, and it’s not related to COVID-19

Dear Santa: As an old boomer lady, I do not need or want anything for myself anymore. But, I do have a very special request and since no one else seems to be listening perhaps you could pull some strings and get the job done. I’m appalled, frustrated and angry that after all the studies and promises made over the last few years, our indigenous…

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The Social Dilemma helps explain why our world has gone off the rails

Last night I finally got around to watching the documentary, The Social Dilemma on Netflix after hearing about it and reading about it in the media. It was so horrifying and so profound that I couldn’t sleep when I went to bed afterward. It is all about the media and its effect on our minds and everyday lives. One of the main participants, Tristan Harris…

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