Month: February 2008

February 26, 2008

A New Demographic: The “Escalady”

I saw a vanity license plate the other day on a particularly large SUV. It was “Escalady”. My wife and I laughed about it for a moment or two, but somehow the term “Escalady” entered our vernacular very quickly. As a marketer, I’m now fascinated with the notion that this new breed of personality could become the next ‘minivan mom’ or ‘soccer mom’. With apologies […]

February 24, 2008

Vaccinations. Get Them or Not?

My family doctor and I have a discussion about vaccines every time I visit. She’s for. I’m against. I keep bringing in stuff related to questions about vaccinations, she keeps bringing in research reports that prove I’m wrong. We’re at a stale-mate and I’d like to be proven wrong. However, as long as there remains a grain of doubt, I will personally refuse any kind […]

February 24, 2008

Inside the World of War Profiteers

Story Here. What? Did we expect an air of civility with this kind of situation? Should we expect anything other than prostitutes, drugs, bribes and other graft being used to ensure a constant flow of lucrative contracts? Federal prosecutors in Rock Island have indicted four former supervisors from KBR, the giant defense firm that holds the contract, along with a decorated Army officer and five […]

February 24, 2008

Globe Poll: 47% of Canadians Want Out of Afghanistan

Somehow, I’m sure the Liberals and the Harpies will work their way around this demand of the Canadian public, but in the interim, this poll shows that almost the majority of Canadians want out of Afghanistan. Now, 54% would be happy to stay until 20011 or beyond, proving that the nation is divided and that we need unbiased information about why or why not we […]