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I've Been Coming Across a Perplexing Problem
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hmmm I am thoroughly perplexed. While I was doing a little research on my previous post, I came across a lot of people talking about Obama's use of teleprompters and how the republicans shouldn't make such a big deal about it because past presidents, even Reagan, used them too. One forum showed a photo of Reagan in the mid 80s delivering a speech and there were two transparent teleprompters to e
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted May 17th, 2012

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My friend lives in Michigan and her husband is employed by the state prison working in the food sector. Meals for the prisoners and staff. He moved his family many years ago in order to take this job and he has been doing it over a decade.He just got word yesterday that he and all of the others will be losing their job. Why? Because the state is ooutsourcing to private companies in order to save m
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted May 1st, 2013
I have a friend that is a Liberal voter. Very socialist in his thinking and ideas. And admits it full out, as in he labels himself these things. He moved to Canada from England many years ago. He has literally spent years talking about Harper and how evil he is, hoped Obama would win, etc.But the other day I noticed he was having an interesting conversation with a friend of his back in England, on
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted April 24th, 2013
I have a friend in the southern US who posted something interesting in our group yesterday. I do not know what her political leanings are because she does not talk about that, but I kind of always assumed she was a democrat (if she even votes, I have no idea)... I am telling you this because people will always assume if you are against Obamacare, you must be against Obama and that is the reason fo
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted April 12th, 2013
... i guess i can start with the president's remarks about an AG's looks, since the news covered that first all day too. Many women I know were saying it doesnt matter but I think it does. Not matter for top news, but for his stupid gaffes and ridiculous statements when he thinks he is being funny.Here is my take on it: What's he going to say to the next female AG that he meets? He can't tell
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted April 6th, 2013
I just saw this news link.....  http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/11/Judge-Smacks-Down-Bloomberg-s-Arbitrary-and-Capricious-Soda-Ban so is bloombergs ban thrown out now or what!??
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted March 11th, 2013
Every day I  think of a topic I want to blog about but there is just too much in my brain and I instead chose not to write about any of it lol. But then today I was reading a blurb on Sun News that said Michael Moore was talking about Canada again via twitter and I went to his page and read them and geezus murphy..... what next?Moore was posting about how Canadians don't lock their doors bec
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted March 4th, 2013
So in reference to my previous post about Michael Moore, I decided to think about poverty. Moore said a strong social safety net is needed to support people in poverty so that they do not resort to breaking into homes etc.....How much stronger of a net do we need?? Seriously - even in the United States, poor people have MUCH more access to assistance than anywhere else in the world. My friend goes
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted March 4th, 2013
I really dont know what to say about people who dont care about NYC Mayor Bloomberg's upcoming bans on soda pop of particular sizes. The latest news says that the ban would not allow pizza places to sell 2 litres of soda with their orders. I just found an online chat forum when i was researching this and was suprised at the responses.http://www.subchat.com/otchat/read.asp?Id=1039572 . The people
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted February 26th, 2013
I am completely gobsmacked over why I have not seen much, if any, outrage over the innocent civilians who were SHOT at and by police in the manhunt last week for Chris Dorner. Seriously, WHAT is going on??? The woman who was shot was 71 years old! I kept waiting and waiting for news networks to be all over it, but they weren't. There were stories that day and a slight mention here and there, but
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted February 13th, 2013
sometimes I run into a dilemna with my beliefs about wasting tax payers dollars and a real-life in-person encounter... i work in childcare and for decades, the funding for various things just came straight to us. But then things started to change.... different levels of groups and committees started popping up, with people paid at each level with tax payer dollars, in order to 'coordinate' on a
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted February 13th, 2013
so... so far all of the kids at my daycare that have had to be sent home sick, or stayed home because they were sick, have had the flu shot. All of the kids we have had off sick have had their shots. So what is going on? some have had a bad gastro bug too on top of a fever and bad cold/influenza. Parents included - they have said things like 'man, Ive had to take 5 days off work since October but
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted January 14th, 2013
Yup, it's already started. I shouldn't be surprised, as I predicted this, but still....My small city is building a new 'Events Center' after many years of the public crying out for one. According to supporters of the project, 'the majority' of city residents want this. But that is based on computer polls not like a city referendum or anything like that. Only people with access to computers a
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted January 9th, 2013
Just a quick note to go along with my previous post. People are strange, curious creatures.When this young man was first arrested for alleged threats against a local school, I saw many local people commenting that they wished the mental health system was better so that these people could be helped BEFORE things like Conn happened.Okay, well it just came out in court yesterday that this man has to
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted January 4th, 2013
So it turns out that 2 youths in my city are in trouble for things related to school shootings.. One school closed on the last day before xmas holidays because of one student apparently overhearing talk of violence and a 17 yr old was listed as the source. Now an 18 yr old has been arrested for apparently posting a threat to another school here and posting obscene material in relation to the Conne
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted January 2nd, 2013
... I don't even know what to say about Friday's atrocity. I have 3 children, 2 attending school and 1 attending daycare. I cannot beging to imagine what those families are feeling and I feel sick to my stomach envisioning 20 tiny caskets being interred over the next short while, along with the adults who were caught in this with the children and some of whom saw it coming and knew that very you
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted December 16th, 2012
Glenn Beck for example. These people make me barf. They start out talking down about Romney, during the republican debates, then he wins the spot so they start supporting him and acting as though he is THE best and get angry at those who do not want to vote for him because they didnt like his policies any more than they liked Obama's... esp Ron Paul supporters. Man, they got attacked left and rig
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted November 20th, 2012
I had this comment on my blog a little while back when I was speaking about my distaste for Romney - pre-election, and how if I lived in the US, I don't know that I would have been able to bring myself to vote for him, because I honestly did not see how he offered to make much of a difference at all. It began a discussion about voting for someone you don't exactly like, in order to get rid of so
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted November 20th, 2012
In previous posts, I spoke of how I did not feel confident at Mitt Romney being the republican candidate and I wasnt sure I would be able to bring myself to vote for him if I lived in the US. I got some comments back about how it's better than Obama, regardless if Romney wouldnt exactly be great at turning things around, at least he would be able to slow things down, etc. I replied about how I ju
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted November 9th, 2012
Hearing people treat those in, what they consider to be, low-standard jobs. Such as fast food, gas station, store clerk, etc.I mean, really - if EVERYONE went to college, like I hear so many people yap yap yap about on tv, who's going to serve all these yuppies their coffee at the drive thru in the morning? Who's going to be serving them at the grocery store counter? Seriously. It drives me craz
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted November 4th, 2012
I find it very confusing to follow many women's train of thought these days. I am a woman. I am almost 40. I  have 3 children, 1 step child, and 1 step grandchild. We are lower-middle income earning. We rent a house and live pay cheque to pay cheque. I work 6 hours a day unless I am covering holidays, when I work 9 hours a day. 5 days a week. I like working and actually start to feel really
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted November 1st, 2012
I have been following the interesting story of a woman in my city for the past month. I know her, and this is straight from her husband and herself, not a story floating around the net. The woman is involved in a sports activity with my daughter and I learned that she was sick and had some sort of surgery. I heard the words 'laser, headache, etc' and thought perhaps she has Lasik eye surgery or
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted October 19th, 2012
I had a comment on a previous post (Former Obama Supporters) that brings up a topic that many people have been discussing so I wanted to post it here along with my reply.....Comment: October 18, 2012 6:13 AMPeople have two choices. More Obama and 4 more years of an economy in the toilet, record spending, and wasting billions of dollars on Obama's green picks, or the possibility of a different
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted October 18th, 2012
I laughed when Romney talked about getting binders full of women during the debate on Tuesday night, because I knew it would come back to haunt him.But here is my thing - I'm a woman. I have worked in a job that was done only by men for the previous 30 years or so that the business was open. I was the first woman to do it, and I did a damned good job even if I say so myself. When I moved away, I
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted October 18th, 2012
I mentioned in the previous post that I should look back at stuff I posted in 2008 about Obama, and things that friends of mine said back then, and other random people around forums and such, and post it here for viewing just before the 2012 election. I have only read through two of my past posts and already I am laughing.... it's like the same story being told all over again. Except it involved
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted October 17th, 2012
So I have at least 3 American friends who are not impressed with Obama's performance over the past 4 years and they do not want to vote for him (they do not like Romney either, which I dont blame them because I cant stand the man and find his ideas are not enough to help the US stop from falling over the cliff)... but they say things like 'this is not what I voted for' or 'I am disappointed wi
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted October 17th, 2012
There is a lot of controversy over the XL Foods closure and I have been reading comments on my local tv FB page regarding the layoff this weekend of 2000 workers. Apparently 800 are going to be recalled for Tuesday, so it's a bit confusing right now. Anyway, a few people commented that if there weren't so many immigrant workers there who do not speak very good english, maybe some of these proble
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted October 14th, 2012
I have seen a lot of people over the years complaining about the  $4 billion in tax breaks that US oil companies reportedly receive. I saw a lot of people on FB talking about it this morning, after watching the debate between Romney and Obama. Ranting that it needs to stop, rich companies should not get subsidies, blathering on about how much it would reduce the debt.. etc.My first thought wa
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted October 4th, 2012
I saw a post from a friend on FB tonight that was a link from Occupy Canada - telling folks that the People's Peas Garden, planted in Queen's Park, Toronto, in May as part of the Occupy Movement, has been destroyed by the City of Toronto. This happened earlier today, with tomorrow apparently being a celebration in the park to do with Autumn Harvest. There were over 740 comments on the photo of a
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted September 28th, 2012
Just in case anyone is interested in personal paranormal stories, I have started logging my 'events' on another blog page at http://strangehappeningsofatormentedmind.blogspot.ca/. Feel free to comment or to link to your own PARANORMAL blogs. Share a story, think I'm nuts, whatever you feel like :)
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted September 26th, 2012
I have been thinking a lot lately about how increasing spending for wages and benefits more often than not ends up as a decrease in services offered or an increase in user-fees. Now, don't get me wrong, I actually think we should pay more for certain things we use under the govt umbrella, especially those who actually USE them. But what ends up happening is everyone pays for it whether they use i
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted September 25th, 2012
There is a lot of talk over the waves of fed govt pink slips being shipped out. I feel for anyone who loses their job, but at the same time, it's a fact of life for many people. Anyone working at any job runs the risk of losing it one day. It should not be considered a 'given' that just because you have a govt job, you are immune to the facts of life. I have read countless complaints on friends
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted September 20th, 2012
Okay, I 'get' that a lot of women have decided to applaud Sandra Fluke as some sort of champion for the female species, but I nearly choked to death in shock at one particular comment in her speech at the DNC last night. She spoke of women being forced to endure invasive ultrasounds even when their doctors say it's not necessary..... I'm sorry, but these women are going in for an ABORTION and
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted September 6th, 2012
I received an interesting comment on my last blog post and instead of replying to the bulk of it in the comment section, I decided to do an entire new post about it. Here is the comment:CandaceAugust 15, 2012 3:18 PMIt's kind of like arguing apples and oranges when comparing Canadian healthcare to US. As a Canadian, you DON'T pay for your doctor's visit to get the prescription, and your pill
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted August 15th, 2012
I was listening to Mike Church on Sirius Patriot this morning and he had an interesting section that was based loosely around the death of Helen Gurley Brown, creator of the Cosmo magazine brand, and based largely on the current topics of Women's Rights. While his talk on this subject might have made some people angry, or made their toes curl in fright, I had to agree. As a woman. With pretty muc
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted August 14th, 2012
Well, 52 weeks to the day, to be exact.I have not seen too much comparison between the Aurora CO theatre shooting, and the mass shooting/bombing in Norway last year but it seems very strange to me. Technically, Sunday marked one year to the calendar day (July 22) of the terrible Norway shooting and bombing that resulted in about 77 deaths, but it happened last year on Friday July 22 because 2012 i
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted July 23rd, 2012
You know, I have decided that I no longer wonder why travelers often say that people in Alberta are rude and oboxious. I know, that sounds awful, but we just spent a week in BC, 4 days of it in Victoria on the island, and we were continuously floored at how nice people were - people in the restaurants, shops, museum, horse carriage ride staff, hotels, etc etc. It was fantastic! My mouth dropped wh
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted July 17th, 2012
I get very frustrated sometimes (okay, ALL the time), when I read things about animal impact up in the oil sands. Why? Because I am the daughter of a forest ranger and I just turned 39 (today in fact!) and I remember stories from 30 years ago about animals disappearing from various regions of alberta. We learned it in school, I heard about it from my dad, it was discussed on the news - I remember
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted July 17th, 2012
Had to write this somewhere.... My mom's friend was at a local campground today to say goodbye to some relatives and the police were there retrieving and removing a body. this JUST happened a short time ago, and there is no word yet but I can only assume it was the body of a young woman who has been missing here for almost 2 weeks. Of course, it could be anyone - perhaps an accident at the camp g
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted June 24th, 2012
I saw this on Fox News last night and checked it out for myself. Fox reported that the White House appended many past president's biography pages to add in details about the current president, Obama. Sure enough - it's all there. I found it really bizarre. Did this kind of thing happen with other former presidents? Obviously I have no idea as I have never checked it out but wow... The White Hous
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted May 17th, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/20/us-fines-texting-and-walkingThis is an old article from July 2011 but I first saw it this morning. What do you think of this?I understand the whole idea of preventative measures, but imagine if every state/province/etc put in a law like this, 'distracted walking'....?I think it goes over the top. Several years ago I was walking while texting and found
Random Musings of a Tormented Mind | more | posted May 14th, 2012




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