and its corollary:
Motion: A programme based in
Nepean for older workers living in the Ottawa region.
A different link to possible work for the retired is at
http:/retiredworker.ca: plainly not the EIM project.
One should visit newspapers on line: many
articles, too numerous to mention, nearly every day that impinge
directly upon what one should do, and what one should choose as
projects. Here in Canada, I buy the
Globe and Mail every day, except Sunday, when there is the
Times because, although they may be biased to the liberal side
of things, one can see clearly that there is much that is valid. Both
are most definitely unlike the bigoted posturing of certain TV stations,
viz the Fox Network.
Above is an image of a place in India, the huge
sub-continent that is attempting to reach the wealth standards of the
Big 8: fat chance.
Whatever to do about outsourcing? And, does it
really matter? The output of people with degrees in China is 750,000 each year.
So, what effect does it have when India has similar figures? More to come, especially as
aging workers in North America feel the bite of ill-informed and seemingly
blinkered HR personnel.
Two images from the Sudan, the largest African country: one causing the other.
In June, 2004, the G8 who were with representatives of many other, poorly run
countries, talked about doing something, but in the meantime, people are
starving to death, and nothing is stopping these mounted killers:
Bill Cosby has an attitude, and with
reason: four articles about his opinions on black kids in the US, and what their
elders are not doing for them.
Harsh words, indeed. And, from the Brokaw camp,
a similar attitude. The Washington Times thinks that his
criticism will continue to reverberate. A
with facts, too, from the Economist. Yet more about the Cosby speech:
mentally ill face and what it costs the Canadian economy.
Lynne Truss: sad
story behind her fame. But this is engaging and, in fact, encouraging for
those in mental distress (shades of depression, the impostor syndrome, and of
- April, May, or
June, I forget: The
Syndrome: not accepted as a real syndrome, but certainly something that
depressives know about. This was mentioned in the Globe and Mail, careers
section in June 2004, as far as I can remember.
- Letter, early
2004, to Jerry Pournelle:
Measuring success, a polemic about standards through the years, from
Carleton University (founded 1942: that's as old as some workers feeling their
age and worried about pensions?)
Tick, tick, tick:
statistical "error" is a time bomb
Offshore outsourcing: giving, instead of what?
- 05/19/2004: So
what if you have lost your job.
Means sweet fa, hein?
- 05/09/2004: Mao
promised land of sweated labour. Not only people with qualifications, but
the poor, lost souls who feed the maw.
Older? Need new teeth for that smile? Or to chew that tough steak? Then
wait no more; well, no longer than necessary.
- 04/04/2004: UK
Granny leave for workers
- 03/12/2004: Outsourced jobs?
Bring them back, as if
03/02/2004: Botox me baby,
too young to look so old, and I all I want to do is work
- 06/10/2002: Where the money did not go:
Canadians bilked on health care.
Older workers and the Employment Insurance Regime
things are on Canadian farms
what the farm becomes
- 05/02/2001: Still applicable: of
course Thatcherism was a killer.
story proves it.
- Life as a
experience with another pair of idiots.