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Whoa... How long hsa G+ looked like Pinterest...
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A year now IIRC. 
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My latest project. I'm going to be really happy if it comes to fruition.
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More on Pinterest from a legal and marketing perspective.
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'Kay.. the copyright stuff? Is creepy.
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Ahahahahahaha #TellVicEverything is so amazingly Canadian. I am having a lot of fun.
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Looking for some feedback: http://www.ottawadeveloper.com. Tear it away, but remember it's just beginning.
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Why Higher Education Should Be Free (in Canada)
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Quite simply put, my latest research indicates the provincial governments make an average of $320,000 (in Quebec) more in income tax off each person with a university degree or college degree (over their lifetime), compared to those with only a high school degree. The federal government makes $390,000. Alberta, the province with the lowest provincial income tax rate, makes $134,000.

End result - the governments make between $524,000 and $710,000 in income tax alone if you go to university. Consider there are lots of other taxes you might pay (you might invest your money, or you might be paying a lot more sales tax) and you can see that university-educated people are quite lucrative for governments.

Now let's consider that the average cost to educate a student through university is roughly $1,000 a year, $3,000 if you include books. A four year university program would cost government only $12,000 per student. Hell, we could toss in full room and board and we might not break $100,000 a student total.

The government would make five times its money back, AT LEAST, for each student it fully educated through university. Even if the drop out rate was 80% (studies show it to be about 14%) the government would still be making money on paying for higher education.

Considering all the other added benefits to university-level education and that our society has fewer and fewer menial labour jobs, this is definitely something that should be made to happen.
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it's worth noting that Sweden has free post-secondary education and they're doing really good. so it can work, we just have to do it right :) aka - pay our teachers so they can attract, train and retain talent in teachers :)
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If you haven't seen it yet, this video is awesome. I initially thought it was a parody, but looking at the website it might actually be a real company. (?!?) Crazy...

One viral video (and a well-designed website) might make this company pretty damn successful.
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*A Cow based Economics Lesson;

SOCIALISM
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbor.

COMMUNISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk.

FASCISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.

NAZISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and shoots you.

BUREAUCRATISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away.

TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM
You have two cows.
You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
You sell them and retire on the income.

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND (VENTURE) CAPITALISM
You have two cows.
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.
The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more.
You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States , leaving you with nine cows.
No balance sheet provided with the release.
The public then buys your bull.

SURREALISM
You have two giraffes.
The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow has dropped dead.

A FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you
want three cows.

A JAPANESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
You then create a clever cow cartoon image called a Cowkimona and market it worldwide.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows, but you don't know where they are.
You decide to have lunch.

A SWISS CORPORATION
You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you.
You charge the owners for storing them.

A CHINESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

AN INDIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You worship them.

A BRITISH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Both are mad.

AN IRAQI CORPORATION
Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
You tell them that you have none.
No-one believes you, so they bomb the ** out of you and invade your country.
You still have no cows, but at least you are now a Democracy.

AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Business seems pretty good.
You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION
You have two cows.
The one on the left looks very attractive.
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My name is Robert, I live in Ottawa and I'm a web developer!
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    Computer Science, 2005 - 2008
  • Philemon Wright High School
    2001 - 2004
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