Daily Archives: April 11, 2012

Good burgers in Pickering come from the Big Boys!


Tried out the burgers and poutine, the other day, at the Big Boys Burger joint in Pickering. I have to say that it was pretty good. Staff was extremely Big Boysfriendly and the locale is quite unique. If you are hungry, and I mean hungry, check them out in the plaza at the corner of Kingston Rd. and Whites. You will not go home hungry!

705 Kingston Road, Pickering
HOURS: Mon. –  Sat.  11 – 9  •  Sun.  12 – 8

http://bigboysburgers.com/PICKERING.html

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The F-35


CF-1 Flight 32. First C-model flight for Lt Cd...

CF-1 Flight 32. First C-model flight for Lt Cdr Eric Buus. Local area over Chesapeake and RTB to Runway 14 at PAX on 11 Feb 2011. Eric "Magic" Buus flew the F-35C for two hours, checking instruments that will measure structural loads on the airframe during flight maneuvers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The F-35

Establishing air superiority in today’s complex global security climate requires the unprecedented capabilities and versatility that only the F-35 Lightning II can offer.

Conceived in the mid 1990s, the tri-variant F-35 represents the pinnacle of more than 50 years of fighter development technology. Designed to dominate the skies, the F-35 combines the 5th Generation characteristics of radar evading stealth, supersonic speed and extreme agility with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history.

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Charges laid in Trayvon Martin case


Charges laid in Trayvon Martin case

After over a month of waiting and wondering Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was formally charged with the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin. What will happen now? The bigger issue is the law and Zimmerman. With over 6 weeks of passing and constant media involvement will justice actually be served? No matter what you think, Mr. Zimmerman still is owed a fair trial, even though he offered none to Trayvon. He admitted to shooting and killing Trayvon, but will he use an outdated law as his defence?

Project Glass by Google


Ultra cool! Not sure if we need to say anything else about Project Glass. Wonder how long before they become contacts, or even embedded in our bodies.

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NDMA rules out tsunami threat after 8.7 quake strikes off Indonesia


NDMA rules out tsunami threat to India after 8.7 quake strikes off Indonesia

The Indonesian president said on Wednesday there was no immediate threat of a tsunami from an 8.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off Sumatra island.

Indonesia has issued its own tsunami warning and an Indian Ocean-wide alert was also issued after the quake, but President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said there was no immediate threat.

Do the Ontario Liberals want an election?


An interesting game of poker is taking place in Ontario and it seems that the Liberals may have the best hand. Who has the most to lose? At the moment it’s the NDP. No one wants an election and I suspect that if one is called you can kiss all of those NDP seats goodbye. Both the NDP and the Tories cannot afford an election at the moment. In a funny sense if the NDP votes against the budget I am sure the Tories will end up having to support it. The Liberals be in the best position if an election is called. So who will blink first?

Heaven and Earth may pass away but will we care?


No I am not trying to be overbearing on the environmental front, but more and more I see a trend towards the self in our world. Western society has enjoyed a life that it is unwilling to give up. We know that fossil fuels and our consumption based lifestyle are damaging the planet. We should do more to be better stewards of the planet; however the additive nature of consumption is something we cannot seem to break. Now the world wants what we have, so what will we do? It reminds me of the movie ‘Avatar’ or even ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’. In a sense we are like a virus that destroys and consumes. Maybe humanity will come up with a solution? I think we will, however the question is what will that solution be? In the movie Avatar humanity had consumed to a point beyond measure. Yes, we had all of the technical know-how, but to what extent? On the opposite end, in the latest incarnation of “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, it was determined that in order for the earth to survive we had to be removed. We were like a Cancer that needed invasive surgery. Now, I do not want to sound so negative. I think humanity is better than that; however it is up to us to determine what we will do. Some feel that we will innovate to solve our problems. Maybe that is part of our evolution? Who really knows? Have we passed the point of no return, or will be return to the point of our past?

 

You burb I burb we all scream for the suburbs


The Suburbs

Cookie cut lives in the suburbs

It’s a cookie cut life of mediocrity, welcome to the burb. It’s all the same, we love it and it’s nothing to absurd. Admit it, we were sucked into the dream; the dream of owning a piece of Canadian terra-firma and all that it means. You love the plastic playground and uniform styles. The box stores and endless cars scream out the word character. It’s perfect and fun! It’s lovely and glorious, isn’t it? We enjoy the hours spent in the daily commute; a life like this is a wonderful pursuit. We love, even more, waking up early to catch a GO Train; packed in like sardines, it’s all normal, we are not insane. We enjoy closing ourselves out from the world; shielded by our iPhone, Android, Blackberry and tools. Thank you fast food, easy meals, it’s all so divine. Yes, we live in the suburbs and our lives have never been better. It’s all so simple and pedestrian.

The Sorry State of Sports in Toronto


So the NHL playoff’s have started and again and we were serenaded with apologies from the Toronto Maple Leafs. “We are sorry”! We are sorry that you continue to support us no matter how bad we are. We are so sorry that we gave you the impression that we were going to make it to the playoffs. Yes, we are so sorry.

As we all know Toronto fans will continue to support the “Gospel of TML”. Yes, the investor gods will continue to push the hockey seed of faith to believers, while fans continue to trust that there is actually hope for The Toronto Maple Leafs. Hey, you know the Stanley Cup is ours next year!