My awesome wife just gave me one of those slick Team Canada Olympic t-shirts that everyone (including me) thinks are so stylish and cool. Mine’s navy blue with a white Canada written across the chest. It’s a wicked cool shirt, made in Canada. A portion of the purchase price goes directly to supporting Canadian athletes. Overall very cool.
Except for the RFID tag I had to cut out of it.
It was sewn in to the side seam on the left side, in a little fabric pouch that said “Remove before wearing.” So I had to risk cutting my brand new shirt with scissors in order to get this stupid tag off. The pouch was so small there was literally a millimeter of space to get the scissors into position.
I read an article somewhere about some book that says RFID tags are the apocalyptic mark of the beast. I don’t know about that, but I do know they’re hell.
I heard somewhere that a UN report, now admittedly old, slated the Southern Ontario region, and Toronto in specific, to become the largest city in the world. Proximity to fresh water was cited. It’s true that southern Ontario is in possession of most of the fresh water in the world, making it a logical place for growth.
Of course, the American’s are piping it to the midwest to irrigate their farm fields, despite International agreements not to do any such thing. It’s so hard for Canada to deal with the US, when the current administration just flips us the bird and tells us off every time they break a deal with us.
Nonetheless, it is apparent that access to fresh water is very important. While i am used to having huge amounts of it nearby, most of the world isn’t, and it becomes apparent that fresh water is the lifeblood of civilization.
Which is why I think its time we stop filling our toilets with clean, wholesome drinking water.
Men in childcare
In a conversation with my sister a few weeks ago, the topic of men in the childcare profession came up. She insisted that she would look at any man in the Early Childhood Education system as a pedophile. No ifs, ands or buts. He’s a child molester, because that’s the only reason a man would enter the field.
It’s sad that an entire category of employment, to which some men might be well qualified. While I do believe that women are naturally better than men at taking care of young children and educating them, I also believe that a balanced childhood requires both a male and female aspect.
The idea that any man who makes it his life work to educate young children is a pedophile is sexist, narrow-minded and wrong. If anyone tried to say something as ridiculous about women, say, that all women emasculate their sons by emotionally abusing them with guilt trips, feminists and human rights activists would tear up the streets in protest.