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Okay, I'm totally shilling right now, but damn! Wouldn't you for a chance to win one of these?
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It was so rainy, but I still made the most of my first ever day in Manhattan.
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This, right here, is why I hope my favourite NHL team finds a way to sign and keep its second best defenceman.
 
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It’s Not Even Possible To Visualize Wealth Inequality!

80 people in the world have as much wealth as 3.6 billion of the poorest citizens of planet Earth. It is so out of whack, we can't even visualize in a way that would communicate the disparity.

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This obviously presents food for thought, even if every single one of the 80 people got their wealth through hard work and sweat. Only a slight investigation would show that the aforementioned condition is unmet in more than a few cases, be it because of ill-gotten gains due to illegal means or "legal" means of official corruption we practice here in the US. 

It will be impossible to change official and unofficial corruption - be it in Russia or in the UK or in Argentina. All we should ask the super-rich to do, and this is all we should ask of them, is to force each government to level the playing field for the poorest of the poor. Use their super-rich influence, to force politicians to create better schools, to put programs in place to give skills training, to create daycare so poor moms who want to go to work to raise their family can, and all other things like this.

The other day on NPR a Republican politician from Dakota made a passionate case for how the poor are "taking advantage of the government generosity". He was talking about eliminating programs put in place to give support to families making less than $16,000 per year. $16k. Per Year! Meanwhile, this joker, in his official political capacity had and has been voting for millions upon millions in tax breaks for already profitable corporations.

That is all I ask. Help stop this garbage, super-rich. You have the power and the influence. Find this guy, spank him, and spank others like him into seeing sanity.

Super-rich, this will be good for you. The more consumers we move into the middle-class, the more consumers you will have for your products and services. Help the poor, only via forcing governments to level the playing field and not by giving the poor money from your bank accounts.
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After today – a day with many items to cross off the to do list – I take an extended Thanksgiving break, during which my Xbox and I have a long-overdue date to be re-introduced. Any game suggestions are welcome.
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How to ruin your Monday morning: read the comments on an extreme right-wing blog and try to understand how our species ever stopped bludgeoning each other with sticks long enough to build a civilization.
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We didn't.  And a rabidly "conservative" mind cannot even conceive of something that has not been spooned to it. We've always just left the baggers to beat their chests while bonking each other on the head while the rest of us try to get the shit done.  Trouble is... they seem to be outnumbering us.
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The War Memorial has always been a landmark to which I’m drawn when I’m in Ottawa. It is a monument to those who've died in our country's name and the ongoing hope that we may one day succeed in achieving the goal of never having to add to their number again. That a soldier's blood was spilled here is beyond tragedy and feels like an affront to our nation's peaceful aspirations.
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I got to see the Ottawa Senators play for the third time this season, this time in storied Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It was a unique atmosphere and a fun game. Moreover, whoever said that New Yorkers are unfriendly was obviously even more anti-social than me.
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Google has auto-awesomed a couple of these for me now and I have to say I very much appreciate it.
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Yesterday, I was curmudgeonly in complaining about my co-workers speaking in hashtags. Today, as punishment, they did this to my office. And, yes, each of those Post-Its bears a unique hashtag.
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Tried Google's  #halloweenify  filter on my cat, Cleo. I may never sleep again.
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  • York University
    Manager, New Media Communications, 2007 - present
  • Freelancer
    Web Developer, 2002 - 2007
  • G/Comm Marketing Inc.
    Account Executive, 1998 - 2002
  • Graphic Workshop
    Copywriter/Special Projects, 1996 - 1998
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The guy with answers to the mysteries of the web
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Nick Valentino is The Guy with the Answers to the Mysteries of the Web. He’s the worry-free, top-quality choice for business owners unsure about how to get tangible business results from their web strategy.

Nick builds websites that deliver business results to owners. He has the highly advanced web, marketing and business skills required to build you a site that moves your business strategy forward. He learned his craft after the lessons of the tech bubble in 2000 — so he’ll make sure your site delivers real substance and value to your customers, not just fluff and flashy graphics.

Nick can explain things to you at any level of sophistication. He knows his stuff inside out, but, understanding that not everyone is so comfortable with the mysteries of the web, he has a No Geekspeak Guarantee.

Drawing upon his comprehensive skills, education and experience, Nick sees and understands the whole picture — meaning he will expertly handle every detail of your website deployment.

Education
  • Centennial College
    Web Development Certificate, 2000 - 2001
  • University of Toronto
    Master of Arts, English, 1997 - 1998
  • University of Ottawa
    Bachelor of Arts, Honours English, 1993 - 1997
  • Vincent Massey Secondary School
    1988 - 1993
  • Christ the King Elementary School
    1979 - 1988
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