I have a lot of stuff running through my mind and when I go to write them down so I do not forget, I forget them. So I’m going to try to empty those items in a Thursday 13 post, whereby I list 13 items on a topic, and the topic this week is 13 Things Happening Around Us We Cannot Lose Sight Of.
13. Uruguay has a player named Luis Suarez who is a pretty damn incredible soccer player. He beat England pretty much by himself which must have sucked since he plays in the English Premier League. Suarez, however, likes to bite his opponents. He has done this a couple of times before and was most recently suspended 10 games for it. He clearly has not learned, however, as he bit a player in Uruguay’s FIFA World Cup game.
Now what are they going to do with him?
Should he not have learned by now?
If FIFA were his parents, would biting him back be justified to teach him a lesson? How about making him write an apology, or punishing him for the lie he told when he denied that it happened.
12. Russia appears to be trying to re-assemble the USSR which is disturbing, but even more upsetting is the amount of anti-Semitism and gay-bashing going around. This country clearly wants to remain a super-power by controlling its citizens, however the trampling of basic human rights places them back in the 1960’s and that much be stopped. Shooting down planes is also not cool at all.
11. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford return to work on June 30th after 2 months in rehab. He immediately jumps to the top of the polls for re-election and I don’t know why. Granted, John Tory has 61% of the popular support, but it appears that Torontonians are poised to make another huge mistake.
10. In my day job, as a tax collections consultant, I have found the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is taking forever to process simple requests and have been quick to assess but slow to follow-up. Where is the accountability? #inTAXicating
9. Miami Heat star LeBron James has opted out of his contract either to become a free agent and join another team, or because he realized he cannot do everything and that Chris Bosh is pretty fragile and useless, like he was in Toronto. So with a new contract at a cheaper price, the Heat can buy more / better players. But with LBJ on his way back to Cleveland, and talks of Bosh wanting to go to front-runner and defending champion Houston Rockets, does it make the Bosh-o-saur seem like less of a player, who wants to go where he can get a free ride, not bang in the paint and play safely?
8. Toronto sports teams suck, and sports fans here are perplexed. The Raptors and Blue Jays were supposed to suck and be last place in their respective divisions this season, but the Raptors won their division and the Jays are just out of first place in the AL East with pretty terrible starting pitching. The Maple Leafs, on the other hand, and the Toronto FC, made changes and were expected to at the very least, make the playoffs but both bombed.
7. Starbucks Brezza coffee is fantastic!
6. I feel bad for business owners who do not do their homework… In my neighbourhood, for example, a new restaurant just opened selling food which I’m pretty sure no one will eat. Worse, it opened across from a religious centre where very few would have / have ever tried that food. (Shaking Head)
5. Did they find that missing plane yet? Sad.
4. 5-years yesterday since Michael Jackson died. I seem to hear more and more of him on the radio each and every day.
3. Girls and Woman in countries all over the world are being kidnapped and tortured for no reason whatsoever. This needs to be stopped, like yesterday. Until each and every person in the world, man, woman and trans-gendered are allowed to live free and safe from persecution, we have a long way to go.
2. Hate is taught. For a child to grow up in a free and democratic country and think it is okay to vandalize something with hate messages which probably would have gotten him jailed, tortured or killed in his country, means his parents and community are breeding hate and that cannot and should not ever be tolerated. Shame.
1. Education is the key, my friends, to pretty much everything. Education, exercise, never trying drugs, and using common sense will lead to a better human race and should be the corner-stone for a new way to bring up our children and judge others.