syria

Charities Are Businesses

I recently donated money to two charities because I was in the spirits of “giving”. I was opposed to giving to charities because I knew they had administration costs and workers that where being paid. Of course these charities have volunteers but they are not all volunteers especially since charities tend to have “Chief Executive Officers” and have…

peps

Fitness Tax Credit and An Attack on Bad Food

Canada has finally recognized the importance of a Fitness Tax Credit which it is now offering to Canadian children claimable on the next filing. The maximum per child claim is $150 or 15% per $1000. There should be something of this caliber for adults. Which I wanted to search if there already was but I instead found…

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Desires and Reasoning

The man who has addictions is unfree. The man who has phobias and manias is unfree. The man who has desires for certain something’s is unfree. Desires are mute on the idea of “good” and “evil”. Reasoning determines what is good or bad and thus leads to motivations and values. Reasoning determines something as “good”…

Canadian Boy

Stephen Harper Tarnishing The Peaceful Canadian Image

I would hate to say this but Canadian politics had been just a bit boring. Until recently… Rob Ford, who I am a supporter of, got me interested in local Toronto politics. I can not say the same for Stephen Harper about national Canadian politics. He has put Canada on the worldwide map with his…

amfree

Freedom To Act Is Not Freedom Of The Will

I was reading recently an article by Harry Frankfurt that discussed free will. What differentiates humans from other species is the reflective capacity that allows us to have second order desires. We may have first order desires that are simple desires like the ones that allow us to do one thing or another but no…

wealth

Uprisings and Protests – Pakistan and Hong Kong

The uprisings being experienced in these countries are a result of social class distinctions. In the case of Hong Kong it is the millionaire tycoons that are suffering the most from these protests. They prefer a pro-Beijing stance opposed to the majority population that believe the elites are working against their interests of democracy. Democracy…