Monthly Archives : October 2015

THE OLD CURMUDGEON: PENSION PROBLEMS


The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and saving for retirement: I’ve a lot to say on this if you’re Canadian and facing retirement in the next few years. You probably put money away as your nest egg, maybe in an RRSP – a Registered Retirement Savings Plan. You were enticed into the Plan with the incentive of getting a tax deduction.…

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NAME OF U.S. SPECIAL FORCES TEAM IN IRAQ STATE SECRET


Despite the announcement this week American soldiers will be hitting the ground once again in Iraq – It turns out US troops have been operating there in a much more robust and hands on capacity. Far beyond the typical ‘advise and assist’ press-line handed out by the Pentagon. It follows the sad news of the death of a Delta Force member during…

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YSK: LARGER SHITSTORM BREWING INSIDE GIANT SHITSTORM


YSK: You Should Know… After the Bush wars laid the foundation for facilitating and enabling the rise of ISIL in the middle east, the Obama administration is putting US troops on the ground in Iraq and into Syria to fight the blood lusting menace head on.     Obama has long proclaimed he didnt want to put troops back in Iraq…

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DRUNK AUSSIES OWE ACCENT TO DRUNK ANCESTORS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f_p0CgPeyA Australia is nice, for an island mainly inhabited by things that can kill you or cook you to death in the baking sun. And don’t go in the water. That shit will kill you, too. Ask Steve about that one. But it also gave us this. And this. So it’s at least it’s marginally better than that giant Hobbit Humane…

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GREAT WILD NORTH / KLONDIKE TRAPPERS EPISODE 2 REVIEW: TV SERIES STAYS STRONG


Like the creatures they hunt, Im snared. Great Wild North / Klondike Trappers is officially on my must watch list. I won’t reveal too much, as American viewers are behind Canadian History Channel viewers. However,…. In a world this beautiful, it’s hard sometimes to remember that this is real. People are doing this. It’s like a bunch of modern day…

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INDY WILL STAY OLD: NO RECASTING FOR INDIANA JONES 5


Those fine transatlantic folks over at Den of Geek have a great story, via Total Film, that should warm the heart of any Monday morning commuter: Indiana Jones likely will not be recast. Total Film asked Frank Marshall directly about it. Marshall equated it to James Bond – he couldn’t foresee anyone else being called Indiana Jones for short term acting…

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THE OLD CURMUDGEON RETURNS!


CURMUDGEON RANTS AGAIN! There is an eerie Confluence of entertainment with medical science, demographics, economic reality and the politics of Pension funding. In reverse order: Most Pensions are generally pre-funded by contributions invested under actuarial models that earn investment income sufficient to payout the beneficiaries. Old Age security and supplement payments are not prefunded. They are an ongoing obligation of…

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YSK: ROYAL RUMBLE? FAMILY FEUD TO DUMP SAUDI ARABIA’S KING?


    YSK: You Should Know… Human Rights abusing, oil dealing, dirtbag Prince exporting, Saudi Arabia has something rotten in Denmark Riyadh. The UK’s INDEPENDENT reports Saudi Arabia may have a Christmas holidays level fight brewing  to throw out King Salman (*79) and push in his younger brother (*73, HA!)… But no doubt it will happen fairly smoothly,… no one splashing around in this family’s money pit of excess and debauched…

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DOMINO’S GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND, STILL CRAP PIZZA


It seems the days of smushed, lukewarm pizza from those insulated bags might soon be over… The always helpful, LA Times, reports Domino’s is rolling out a test fleet of mobile pizza ovens…*wipes a joyous tear* … Domino’s has created vehicles with ‘warming ovens’ for up to 8 pizzas with space in the vehicle for 80 more, plus toppings. Truly,…

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QUANTUM ‘SPOOKINESS’: ALBERT WAS WRONG


I got a C the last time I took a science class. Which is probably more of a reflection of my disinterest in the boring instructor rather than the material itself… But Ive always been fascinated by quantum physics. Q-P is the future, without question. Quantum computing will revolutionize our modern world and reshape our thinking about what is possible…

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