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I was browsing the Yahoo.com news headlines, and I came across this article. The site referred to in the article is advising Americans move to Canada to take advantage of the some 93,000 newly created jobs- 10,000 more jobs created than in the US.

I personally have a sore spot for advice such as this do to that fact that in post secondary school I acquired a fairly specific set of job skills. These skills would be best put to use in places such as the Gulf of Mexico, however, Canadians such as me are denied work visas despite that fact that US companies are unable to fulfill their manpower requirements.   Those who are not doctors or some profession where the US has failed to produce workers who exceed their Canadian counterparts are stuck on our side of the border.   They are then forced to fight for work in a somewhat saturated job market.

Now, I am not an expert on rules for issuing visas, but I have a suspicion that Canadian laws aren’t as strict as American.  This will lead to Canadians competing for jobs against Americans without the same reciprocation occurring on American soil.
More than likely I am wrong about situations like this, but nonetheless I feel that the highway of work is a one way street despite us being neighbours.

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Apple’s tablet has arrived! We all saw it coming, the rumor mill was in overdrive for weeks leading up to Apple’s keynote. Most Apple fanboys seemed partial to the name “iSlate” but Apple with all their creativity and genius gave it the most clever name ever…the “iPad”.

Yup even though it does just look like a oversized iPhone on steroids, and operate just like one (minus the phone bit) right down to the fact there is no multitasking despite the new chip apple designed for it.

You can browse the web, as long as you don’t require a flash plugin, yup the browsing software doesn’t support flash.

Some of you may know that Norman Rockwell was born February 3, 1894 and died November 8, 1978. Growing up I was surrounded by his work as my mother loves his paintings.  Judging by how old some of it was I can only imagine my grandmother was a fan as well and passed on the love. So today I would like to share with you my favorite piece.

The Muscleman

Where's the beach?

This one had always made me laugh, I find most of his works were fun in nature where its obvious that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He just likes to pant things that people can relate to and enjoy.

For more of is work you can check out The Norman Rockwell Museum

or The Norman Rockwell Licensing Company. Still not satisfied and want more Rockwell? Well you can read up on him at Wikipedia, I am sure there is more there than you ever wanted to know.  Feel free to leave comments and links to your favorite Rockwell.