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Political Musings

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:20 -- Anna Moscardeli

Love him or hate him, he’s in, and no we are not talking about Mayor Mike.  I’ll leave that to Chris Cooke and some of the others.  Doug Ford is who I’m talking about.

It’s great chatting with people to hear how they are feeling.  Some complain about the cost of everything and when things get cut, they still complain.  So which way do you want it?  Unfortunately, we can’t have everything we want.

My top peeves

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:36 -- Anna Moscardeli

You want to know what sucks? Number 1, people leaving shopping carts anywhere rather than going a couple extra steps to place them in the designated areas. I sound like a broken record, but for those who leave their carts anywhere but in the corral, may karma make that cart roll over and smack your vehicle.  Maybe then you might place the cart where it belongs.  

Number 2, slow drivers in the fast lane.  Get over to the slow lane if you feel like having a Sunday sight-seeing drive moment.

The Media got it right

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 16:04 -- Anna Moscardeli

Well once again the media got it right.  They said Andrea Horvath and Doug Ford were running neck and neck.  “Looks like we are going to have a minority government in Ontario.”  Aren’t we all glad we rely on the different forecasters and polls?  At the end of the night it didn’t seem to be “neck and neck”.  Doug Ford cleaned up and some have already said that we are in bad shape.  Are we?

Politics and Real Estate

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:24 -- Anna Moscardeli

Hummmmm....This month do I talk about politics or do I talk about a recent home sale.  Although First Monday has monthly columns focusing on real estate, I decided that I would talk about one of my recent home sales with my seller’s encouragement and permission to write about it.

Do you ever have one of those nights

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:02 -- Anna Moscardeli

Do you ever have one of those nights where you just can’t sleep?  I hate when that happens.  It’s 3:11 am, and Rick Mercer was the first show I watched on TV.  Next it was something that I used to love to listen to—Question Period.  For those who may not be familiar with that program, it is a one hour show in which politicians battle it out in Queens Park.

Nothing is for free

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:36 -- Anna Moscardeli

Over the years the competition bureau has gone after companies for questionable practices against consumers.  It’s all over the internet… the Competition Bureau has accused furniture stores of deceptive marketing practices, along with certain gas stations for colluding with other gas stations for “price-fixing.”  There are even stories of consumers paying a much higher price for concert tickets than advertised.  It’s something that many tend to question.  

#metoo?

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:19 -- Anna Moscardeli

Oh man! Is there anything else going on in this world besides what the Donald (Trump) is or isn’t doing, or who came on to whom?

PTSD

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:01 -- Anna Moscardeli

PTSD - Post-traumatic stress Disorder.  Few know about it, yet many have dealt with it and it’s usually hidden behind a closed door.  PTSD is defined as a mental conditional caused by witnessing or experiencing actual or threatened death, serious injury or violence.  It is the reoccurring thoughts or memories of those events that can seriously affect a person’s life for years to come.

Two things in life are certain

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 16:26 -- Anna Moscardeli

Two things are certain in life - death and taxes.  We know that one day we will die, and with the way government is handing out all this money, every one of us will pay.   Whether it’s at the gas station, at the grocery store, thru your local LCBO, the new tax on Medical marijuana or wherever else, in some way or another in the end, we will all pay.   Just keep an eye out and see for yourself.  

Do you ever wonder how much government collects in taxes?  Remember how the GST was supposed to be temporary?

Trucks and Accidents

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:09 -- Anna Moscardeli

No doubt my column, “vehicle crashes on some of Ontario’s busiest highways,” will rattle some feathers however, until matters are looked at massive accidents will continue to happen.  

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