Allergies: When Over Protectiveness Can Kill

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Food allergies are a major problem in society nowadays. A lot of my friends carry Epi-Pens because they have peanut or dairy allergies. Nowadays I am quite used to seeing my friends carry Epi-Pens. However, what I always didn’t get is why there are so many people who are allergic to different foods and things in North America. In Asia, no one has any allergies. I was confused, bewildered and I always wanted to find out why there are so many allergies nowadays. I mean… Allergies are life threatening. They can kill if a severe allergic reaction happens.

I was recently looking at a medical sciences book and came across something. With some diseases, if you have them once, you will never have them again. This is because our body produces antibiotic serum. They help provide immunity against certain disease. In fact, people who had specific diseases can have their blood donated to treat people with the disease (i.e. Ebola). Quite interesting.

This has a lot to do with allergies. If kids who have the potential of developing allergies in their lifetime eat nuts or milk or whatever they are allergic to, the chance of developing an allergic reaction can decrease by up to 85%. Astounding. This is because a baby or infants immune system is stronger than an adults since it needs to fight more disease. Therefore, babies produce serum faster than adults.

The problem today is that adults are too overprotective of their children. It proves that over protecting your children might actually harm your children. All I can say is this…in China nobody even knows what allergies are. The only allergy they know of is pollen and dust allergy. Those are not even really allergies though. Why is this? It’s because Chinese people eat everything, and therefore have more antibiotic serum in their body system.

As for parent North American parents – let your kids eat all the nuts and drink all the milk you want. I seriously can’t believe a life threatening condition can be self-caused. The government has to do something about this though. If not, more people in the future WILL develop allergies.

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Why I Don’t Immediately Respond To People Who Text Me

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I have the power to text many people thanks to myself not being socially awkward. However, do I want to text those people? Or better yet, do I want to talk to them for long periods of time? You see the issue as to why I don’t like to immediately respond or speak to people for a long period of time (unless it’s important) is because they think I’ll have no life. It’s an imagery thing. If I respond to everyone’s texts under 3 minutes or so, it’s makes me look like I’m just sitting on the couch, not talking to anyone else, and I have nothing better to do. In about 50% of my situations, I have nothing better to do than to respond to a person’s texts, however do I want that person to think that I have no life? 

Even when texting, we have to set social statures for ourselves. 

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Respect Our Society and TAKE OFF the Niqab During the Oath

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By Boss & Zak

Boss: Recently, a Muslim woman was about to swear the Oath of Citizenship. The issue she swore to it without her niqab, which has sparked some controversy. In Stephen Harper’s case, he claims that when swearing to the Oath of Citizenship, nothing should be covering your face. The reason is because the person swearing to the Oath must be identified. To be very honest with you, I am on Stephen Harper’s side because the Canadian government must be able to identify you. This is a decision of Canada or religion, you either remove you niqab and become a citizen, or stay as an immigrant/permanent resident, it’s one of two choices, choose one or the other.

I understand Canada has Freedom of Religion, but when it come to the Oath of Citizenship, it’s a whole new story. Just remove your niqab and put it back on after you swear to the Oath, I know I am fighting against religion, but there is no choice. If you spent part of your life in Canada as an immigrant, went through the process of becoming a Canadian citizen, and refuse to swear to the Oath you could have stayed an immigrant all this time, not much to ask for.

Zak: Most immigrants leave their home countries in order to lead a different and much better life in a new country. A lot of niqab wearing women left their home countries in order to seek out a better life in a new country. I stand alongside with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his stance about wearing the niqab while taking the Canadian Oath of Citizenship. For these people, Canada is a new country. Instead of forcing their ways onto the Canadian society, these people should embrace Canadian values. Please, feel free to leave Canada. Go back home where you don’t have to fight for your right to cover up your faces. This is OUR country. The laws are OURS. Why must you come to Canada if you feel insulted? I find it a bit stupid that these people refuse to take off their coverings while taking the Canadian Oath of Citizenship. You’re about to start a new life in a new country, and you refuse to move away from your past country’s traditions!? Now, before some of you call me Islamaphobic, I am a Muslim. Eat that. To further back my statements, Mecca, home of the Ka’aba, is the holiest place for Muslims. In the Ka’aba, women are not allowed to wear niqabs. So there you go, this whole niqab craze should be solved by Stephen Harper winning his appeal. We’re fighting for our Canadian values which will NEVER be taken away from us by newcomers to this country.

This is Zak and Boss, and We believe that you must follow the Canadian Laws and Culture!

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Provincial Progressive Conservative Parties: Drop the “Progressive”

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In Canada, we had a long history of purchasing land from Great Britain. John A. Macdonald’s plan was to create a railway to connect Canada from coast-to-coast. Once the land was bought, boundaries were enforced and given a name. Overtime, boundaries were changing, and Canada was finally divided with 10 provinces and 3 territories. There are governments within each province, but territories have self-government. Each province has a Legislative Assembly and political parties. Each province has a Conservative, Liberal, NDP and Green party.

There is something about the Provincial Conservative party names that differs with the Federal Conservative party’s name. The difference is that the Provincial Conservative party names have the word, “Progressive”, in the name. This all happened because when the historical provincial conservative parties changed their name when the federal conservative party added ‘Progressive’ to its name. When the Federal PC party merged with the Canadian Alliance, they changed their name to the Conservative Party. The Conservative parties across Canada did not drop ‘Progressive” from their name. The Federal party, highly encourages the provincial to drop ‘Progressive’ from their names because they have good ties with each other.

Provincial PC parties, change your goddamn name! First of all, you guys just follow different types of Conservatism. Second, would it be smart just to drop ‘Progressive’ from your name because of various types of Conservative ideology being followed. Third, Since there are good ties between you and the Federal party, just get out of the past and show your province you love every type of Conservatism. Have you ever heard of something called loyalty, you follow orders from your master, which would create strong ties with each other. Right now, get out of the past and embrace the future, Provincial PC parties!

This is Bossjamesopinionated, and Provincial Conservative parties must drop the word, ‘Progressive’!

 

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Justin Trudeau’s Next Move: Painting Alberta Red

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Currently in Alberta, the province is suffering due to low gas prices which has affected Canada’s economy. The 2015 Canadian Federal Election is approaching, and we could possibly see new changes to Alberta. Many Albertans are not happy that Stephen Harper has not solved their issue, which is affecting Canada’s economy. This has lead to many Albertans turning to Justin Trudeau for an answer…

My question for you Albertans is: Do you really want to elect the Liberals? Honestly, for those who thinking about making this decision, you are making a huge mistake! If you look at how left wing political parties (Liberal, NDP, Green) view oil, they want to put a carbon tax on oil, hydro, and groceries. Right now, it may seem that Harper is not doing anything to resolve the problem, but he will have to try hard before the elections come up. If you watched some Justin Trudeau attack ads by the Conservatives, Trudeau believes the budget will balance itself. How can a Budget balance itself? There must be something on the other side of the scale just to balance it out.

Albertans should know that Justin paid a visit to their province during August 2014. He was there to convince Albertans to vote for the Liberals because majority of Albertans support the Conservatives. The reason being, Harper and his Tories (Conservatives) are for oil production so the oil can benefit Canada’s economy. It is also because Harper lives in Calgary, Alberta, he get lots of support there. I have mentioned about Trudeau visiting Alberta in 2014, there is a link at the bottom of the page for the full article.

I have nothing much to say, Alberta, but it’s your vote that will determine what will happen with your oil. The Liberals are very environmental, so if you vote for them, there will be a low production of oil then and you may have to start paying higher taxes. Alberta has the lowest tax rates in all of Canada because of the oil sands that benefit the province the most. I don’t have much to say, but if Liberals start taking control of Alberta, more taxes will await you.

This is Bossjamesopinionated, Make sure you know who you want to vote for, Alberta

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Playing the Fannie Mae (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTCBB:FMCC) Game

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Fannie Mae (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTCBB:FMCC) are undoubtedly two of the biggest and most controversial mortgage companies in the US. Fannie Mae was created during the great depression in order to provide local banks with federal money to finance home mortgages, in turn resulting in more affordable housing and a higher level of home ownership. In the 1970’s Freddie Mac joined Fannie Mae. In current day, these two own about half of USA’s $12 trillion mortgage market. That’s quite a big number. Let’s get to why Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (OTCBB:FNMAOTCBB:FMCC) will be making you money.

1. The US economy is making a comeback. After being hit hard during the 2008 recession, the US is ready to bounce back. A low Canadian dollar also signals well for the US as they can buy from their neighbors and get 20% off. This works quite well for FNMA and FMCC as the number of people wanting to own homes. If the unemployment rate keeps on dropping, these two stocks will prosper as more people will want to buy houses.

2. FNMA and FMCC are very good stocks to trade on. By trading on, I mean you can make money off these two gems bi-weekly. When one is up, the other is up. So it’s double the gain and double the loss. Looking at both of their charts for the last 3 months, there have been numerous opportunities to hope on board at $2.10 and say bye at $2.40. That’s a good 15% you could make every 2 weeks.

Basically, FNMA and FMCC can prosper. If the U.S. economy makes a full turnaround, these two could mirror pre-recession times. With the U.S. creating 257,000 jobs in the month of January, it is already a signal that the U.S. economy is making a turn for the good. More houses will be bought meaning that FNMA and FMCC are headed to the top.

 

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Vaccinations Should Be Mandatory

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Our world is full of diseases. From to common cold to extreme cases such as Ebola, there are many types of sicknesses that can be contracted by the human body. Measles is one of earth’s many deadly diseases. Measles has been around for ages. USUALLY vaccination is given to infants in order to prevent them from getting this disease in the future. The reason why I stress the word “usually” is because in some parts of the world it isn’t mandatory to take the measles vaccination. Isn’t that stupid? The reason as to why I wrote this article is because of a measles outbreak that is occurring in a Chicago day care. It is reported that 5 children at the day care have tested positive for measles. Isn’t that stupid? Why don’t these people get vaccinations for their children? Are they insane? No personal beliefs should not allow people to get vaccinations. These have to be mandatory. A few people who don’t get the vaccination can screw society. Measles and other vaccinations should be mandatory!  

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Chinese-Canadians and Politics

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Today, many people around the world are migrating to developed countries, to seek a new life. After living in that country for a certain amount of years, the immigrant(s) can apply for citizenship in that country. Once the government has accepted the immigrant(s), he/she has the rights every one of that country has, one of them (my favourite one) is voting. As a Chinese-Canadian, many people could say racist things when it comes to who you believe would make a good MP and MPP in the region. I have heard racist things like: “You know those Chinese people, they are probably going to vote for the NDP. I don’t want the NDP to have leadership this area.” From hearing that, I am easily offended, the first Chinese groups were from Hong Kong and/or Macau because they were afraid of the handover to China from U.K and Portugal. Those Chinese people grew up around left-wing politics because Europe truly follows left-wing politics. When those Chinese people moved to Canada or other Commonwealth countries, they would become immigrants, then possibly become citizens of that country. When voting time came along, they had no idea who to vote for, the Progressive Conservatives (1942-2003) or the Liberals. Since those people grew up around left-wing politics, they would vote for the Liberals. The Chinese who voted for the Progressive Conservatives were those who thought that Canada would be benefited from the Progressive Conservatives. If you think Chinese people vote for the NDP you may be thinking of the wrong group of Chinese people, you would be thinking of the Chinese from Mainland China. This is not entirely true because not all of the mainlanders like the communist government in China; those who prefer the communist government vote for the NDP. There are many types of Chinese people across China and should not be considered NDP lovers. Hopefully, you have learned a thing or two about who many Chinese immigrants vote for and what type of Chinese people they are. Things like this usually happen because of negative views of certain people due to the arrival of immigrants. Those immigrants from the motherland probably has some political issue, so those people from that group would have a negative view on those people. This is Bossjamesopinionated, not all Chinese are NDP lovers!

Jesse Ventura: Betraying Your Own Brother

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They say you can’t even trust your own brother, but can you steal from your own brother? Especially brother who was killed by another brother and who has left behind a wife and 2 kids. Chris Kyle was a U.S. Navy SEAL Sniper who held the world record for the most kills at 160. He was also the author of an award-winning book called “American Sniper.” In his book, one of the many things Kyle talks about is a bar fight which took place in 2006. He got into a fight with a man who he described as Scruff Face. Scruff Face criticized the Iraq War and said that the SEALs “deserved to lose a few.” Later on, Kyle revealed that Scruff Face was actually Navy SEAL turned American Actor Jesse Ventura. When Jesse heard about this, he was outraged. It pissed him off so much that he decided to sue Chris Kyle and continued with the lawsuit even after Kyle was shot dead by a fellow Navy SEAL brother who was suffering from a mental illness. A few days ago, the actor and former governor of Minnesota won the lawsuit. He received a total payout of $1.8 million. Ventura blabbers on and on about him and his brothers. Well the way I see it, Ventura stole from one of his brothers. Ventura, the man who praises himself and his many Navy SEAL brothers, stole. Not only did he steal from a brother, but he stole from a brother who passed away and has left behind a wife and two kids. Quite a brother you are, Jesse Ventura.

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Why Difference Capital (TSE:DCF) Will Make A Difference On Your Portfolio

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The Canadian economy isn’t doing so well. This means Canadian traders have to take desperate measures in order to avoid an extra cost of 20% when making U.S trades. Luckily, this stock has got you covered.  Headquartered at Bay Street is none other than Difference Capital Inc (TSE:DCF). Infamous Porsche-Driving Dragon’s Den star Michael Wekerle is CEO of DCF. Wekerle is a Bay Street veteran. He most notably helped Canadian Tech giant BlackBerry become public back in ’95. Now he’s leading a company that helps other small companies go public. Wekerle alongside some other investors are also trying to create a Canadian Silicon Valley in Waterloo. Let’s get to why you should buy Difference Capital Inc. (TSE:DCF).

Difference Capital funds and advises private companies in exchange for equity. The reason why DCF is a stock to buy is because they could be investing in the next big thing. If this happens, the stock would soar. DCF has currently invested in more than 20 companies including Guestlogix and Vision Critical Communications. Most investors are keeping away from Canadian market. One thing for sure is not to be keeping away from Difference Capital.

Last year, Wekerle bought some BlackBerry buildings that were up for sale. His plan is to turn them into Canada’s Silicon Valley. If lots of companies start moving in to his buildings, Difference Capital will soar. If so, it could be Canada’s equivalent of Goldman Sachs. Wekerle plans to raise $200 million for the area.

These are zakopinion’s reasons as to why you should invest in Difference Capital.

 

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