Agree or Disagree: Women Love Bad Boys and Dump Nice Guys


We have actually done this topic before,

It was in April of 2013.

However, I thought it would be an interesting conversation to unpack again. Especially with an individual who is advertising an idiotic, seriously  idiotic dating style. I’m not advertising or posting what it is. You know what it is. It doesn’t need my advertisement.

Rather, let’s look at this here. This article looks is titled Why Women Love Bad Boys and Dump Nice Guys.

Then, we will get your thoughts. Do women love bad boys and dump nice guys?

Agree or Disagree: Sweden’s Prostitution Solution would work in Canada


This article has been going around Facebook a little bit.

There are some people that have been very impressed by how Sweden has dealt with prostitution.  As an example, within the last five years Stockholm, the number of women in prostitution  have been reduced by two thirds.  And the number of johns has been reduced by 80%.

How?

Well according to this article, two things.

1)  Criminalizes the buying of sex.

2) Decriminalizes  the selling of sex.

As well as something in their law which says this; This according to the article.

“In Sweden prostitution is regarded as an aspect of male violence against women and children. It is officially acknowledged as a form of exploitation of women and children and constitutes a significant social problem… gender equality will remain unattainable so long as men buy, sell and exploit women and children by prostituting them.”

I’m going to let you read the article, which outlines what has happened quite comprehensively why this works. Then, I will ask you this question.

Can this concept work here in Canada? Or, is this too simplistic of an idea for a complex problem?

Agree or Disagree: Stores should be closed on Remembrance Day


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Tomorrow is Remembrance Day. A time when hopefully we will all take at least a moment to reflect on those who lost their lives defending our freedoms.

Some of us will have the day off from work tomorrow. Some of us will work tomorrow and have another day off in lieu. Others will work tomorrow.

For us who have the day off tomorrow, we have the option to go to a store and shop.  Most stores will be open regular hours.

But is that right? Is it time for stores to be closed on Remembrance Day?

Agree or Disagree: The Podcast-The Roundtable


Steven Britton, Agatha Smykot, Tina Dawson join me on the Roundtable. The Roundtable is where we discuss a variety of topics.

The topics we discuss include:

The incident in Ottawa.

-Defining Terrorism

-Did Canada really change?

-The media coverage

- The reaction to Harper “in the closet” during the incident

Jian Ghomeshi;

-The reaction online and off

-The struggles that victims have coming forward.

-Is there a way we can be more supportive to victims?

Selling of Poppies and Christmas Shopping;

-Is it fair to expect stores to start advertising Christmas shopping on November 12?

-Is is disrespectful to Veterans that people don’t?

Should jobless University Grads work for free?

-The current job market

-The importance of selecting a degree that has a high chance of employment

-Why it’s not always bad to work a “McJob?

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A Morning Rant-For those offended by Steve Poloz


For those that are offended that Steve Poloz suggested that jobless University Grads work for free, consider this.

There are many people who have started a business that work 24/7 365 days a year to ensure it’s success. Many times there is little to nothing on their plate. In other words, they work for free.

There are single moms and single dads that are working 2, even 3 jobs to either save money to go to school. Or, go to school and need to make ends meet for their family. In other words, they work for free.

There are many qualified people who come to Canada and cannot get employment because they do not have “Canadian experience”.

As much as people are talking about current job trends for university grads are low, I might suggest something different. Many companies have voiced that a good chunk of grads are some of the most unprofessional, uninspired, and entitled group they have ever seen. Many come to work dressed unprofessionally. Some have even brought Mom and Dad to the interview and even the job.

Sorry to break the myth, but your University Degree does not entitle you to the rock star job, fancy house, fancy car and fancy family. You have to do some hard work, even some s$$$ you don’t like. Even the super rich have had to do it. So, you will have to as well

If you read his words closely Poloz is actually suggesting that you be innovative, creative and seek out opportunities to put yourself ahead of everyone else in the job market.

Heaven forbid we encourage innovation, creativity and ideas to young people. That’s so offensive. (sarcasm)

Agree or Disagree: Jobless University grads should work for free


This idea comes from Bank of Governor Stephen Poloz.  He suggested this to a House of Commons committee. He suggests that Young Canadians should acquire more experience through unpaid internship or volunteering until the job market in Canada picks up.

You can read the story from Beacon News here.

Poloz argues that and, this is a quote from the article, “Volunteer to do something which is at least somewhere related to your expertise so that it’s clear that you are gaining some learning experience during that period.

Now, if you are like me, you may have went to work today. One of the reasons that you are at work is, well, to collect a paycheque every couple of weeks. So, it may feel a little unfair to expect University grads to do work for free.  And that reaction certainly was evident. Particularly, around the controversy about unpaid internships. In 2011, Andrew Ferguson was an intern at a Calgary radio station. After a 16 hour day, he drove home and died in a car accident. That incident opened up an ongoing discussion around unpaid internships.

So, one the one hand, it doesn’t seem fair to expect people to work for free.  On the other hand, however, is the big question. How does one get experience for a position without getting experience in a position? And although, I see why many are frustrated with Poloz’s comments, I think his point was missed. His point seemed to be that people looking for work should find ways to be innovative and creative to gain experience to be qualified.

What are your thoughts?

Agree or Disagree: Religion could be gone within a generation.


This is the thought of Theoretical Physicist Lawrence Krauss.

He argues that Religion could be gone within a generation. Here’s a quote from him.

“Change is always one generation away… so if we can plant the seeds of doubt in our children, religion will go away in a generation, or at least largely go away. And that’s what I think we have an obligation to do.”

You can read more here.

My question, or questions, are this.

There are 19 major world religions divided into a total of 270 large or small religious groups. Is this idea possible?

And, if possible, do you see this as a benefit? Why or why not?

If you are interested, you can also listen to this discussion between Peter Rollins and Krauss from the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in 2013.