According to Irshad Manji, Jihad martyrs will receive 72 raisins not 72 virgins after death.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
"I want to tell you how welcome you are to the White House. I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
- JFK at a Dinner Honoring Nobel Prize Winners of the Western Hemisphere.April 29, 1962
Monday, August 22, 2016
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
In my experience, there are five kinds of Creative Director:
1. Sound on strategy, dull on execution.
2. Good managers who don't make waves ... and don't produce brilliant campaigns either.
4. The genius who is a lousy leader.
5. TRUMPETER SWANS who combine personal genius with inspiring leadership.
We have an opening for one of these rare birds on one of our offices overseas.
Write in inviolable secrecy to me,
David Ogilvy, Touffou, 86300 Bonnes,
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
"All methods of dealing with conflict should be short and simple, not long and complicated. Simplicity solves the problem. If the method undertaken is long and complex, then you will be depleted. It is better to have a simple and speedy plan than a clever and lengthy one. Think carefully, move in quickly, and depart successfully. Be in the moment with the situation at all times. Once your situation changes, discard the past immediately."
- Sun Tzu, who lived and fought almost 2500 years before Adolph
Approximately 920 square feet 2 bedroom condo, with new washer and dryer. The carpeting was ripped out leaving bare concrete. You could leave it as is for an industrial look, or finish the floor yourself - have a new one installed in a day or two to your own taste and budget. Flooring referrals can be provided.
The unit is freshly painted in white.
North facing, so you're not incinerated or blinded by the sun.
On the fifth floor with insulated windows, so street noise is inconsequential.
The balcony can be enjoyed most of the year weather permitting.
Close to the 401 hwy, so commuting into Mississauga, where property ownership can be out of reach, takes about 40 minutes or less. Regular "Go" buses drive direct into downtown Toronto.
Essential shopping and dining options are next door as well as dental and medical services. New and planned retailers are or will be within walking distance.
A five minute drive to Puslinch Lake, which is North America's largest kettle lake. Old Marina Restaurant will fill you up. The Niagara Escarpment is close too.
Langdon Hall is fifteen minutes away.
The Stratford Festival is thirty minutes away.
Within a ten minute walk is the Heritage College & Seminary. A slightly longer journey is to University of Waterloo's School of Architecture based in south Cambridge. Students at both schools could be renters.
As an investment the property will only appreciate. For north of $178K, a buyer could rent it out for $1200/month. Monthly condo fees are about $340, which includes pool use and a parking space.
Google "200 Jamieson Parkway, Cambridge, Ontario" to confirm price competitiveness with other building comps.
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Monday, August 15, 2016
"Be positive at all times. If you expect to fail, you will. Before the battles begins, make sure you expect to win - then there will be no battle, for you will have won before it starts."
- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
A rerun from 2008:
Of all defendants, only Albert Speer [1905-1981] admitted guilt at the Nuremberg Trials.
On how he knew the Reich was losing: "The glorious victories of the Fatherland were coming ever closer to Berlin."
Speer received a 20-year jail sentence for war crimes; for a while he slept most of the day to cut his awake time substantially until the prison authorities became aware of what he was up to.
He filled a coat pocket with peas and would transfer one to an empty pocket to keep track of each lap around the path in the modest prison garden he tended. Through prison atlases and other books, Speer imagined that he was covering interesting foreign landscapes and calculated that he had walked around the earth at least once.
A source for some of this information is Albert Speer's own Spandau: The Secret Diaries, which was written in scraps and secretly smuggled out by guards and published ten years after his release in 1976.