It’s true – Rich do get richer…

The cost of living today here in Canada is getting out of control.

When I was 16 y/o a litre of gas was 49 cents a litre.  This week I paid $1.31 a litre for gas in my car.  REALLY?  I see record profits from these HUGE oil companies yet they at ANY chance raise the price of oil, which directly reflects on the price of gas at the pumps.  Goes up and up, hardly ever returns to a ‘reasonable’ price.  The excuse for the raise at the pumps INSTANTLY is the price for crude oil went up that day… BUT when the price of crude oil decreases a little, the price at the pump does not go down because the excuse is the gas in the tanks was refined with the more expensive oil… (2 steps forward for increase & a half step – only VERY occasionally back) UH REALLY?  Ever since the mental issue of getting the price at the pump over a dollar per litre these companies are taking complete advantage of us consumers as we are (at least in North America) tied to our automobile.

Profit… When is enough… enough?

Money makes money and unfortunately me and many I know are in the pay to survive life style.  Cost of living increases and the lack of reason or an explanation for these increases.

There are no ways to travel into larger metropolitan areas from remote cities / towns without using a car.  In Ontario anyway; VIA rail is costly and not that reliable.  I know, lived in Trenton Ontario for a while, my wife still worked in Scarborough.  We thought using VIA rail would be great, NOPE.  Cost is too high and too often the train would not run (snow on tracks – really this IS Canada, ya think that would be a non-issue)

The corporate world is in charge and seem to be able to determine what law is passed to suit their needs – regardless of how this impacts any where else, eg environment, other people etc.

Money makes money.  ya

Sad that we are probably the only living organism on the plant that knowingly profits from harming our own kind.  Not even going to touch the race item (sad this is even still quite prevalent in today’s world).

With elections soon to be held here in Ontario, I unfortunately do not see any viable party.  Liberals make a mockery of the tax payers (ya ya, some of you are not going to like that)  and our current non elected Premier feels they did no wrong.  Meh

NDP party for some good ideas, supported the current liberal minority gov’t TOOOO long to get my vote.

If John Tory was still in charge of the provincial PC, my vote would be with him.  Current PC leader Tim Hudak – I dunno, not sure what he feels is best.  Yes I agree, job creation is important in Ontario, as IMO under the long run of the liberal party we in Ontario lost many jobs.  Example, one of my brothers has been unemployed for over 2 years now.  WHY?  Back to jobs in Ontario, yes get them back but at what expense?  We cannot afford any more tax increases.

Cost of hydro, natural gas – home essentials has gone up TOO MUCH.  Liberal party permitted these raises in costs to continue and did nothing to help us average ‘Joe’.  Definitely lost my vote.(I’ll get into my beef about home expenses in another rant soon)

Great now I lost my train of thought, so I will stop here.

Not sure if my displeasure of the world is a combination of getting older and ‘wiser’ <– yes in quotes… and I now see the BS of greed and corruption… Or in fact the world economy is in trouble and as appears to me anyway that the “rich” are getting richer.

 

Published by

Ray J. Ulbikas

Enjoying each moment as it presents. Try & Fail but don't Fail to Try!

117 thoughts on “It’s true – Rich do get richer…”

  1. Hi! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.

    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
    My blog covers a lot of the same topics as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each
    other. If you might be interested feel free to send me an email.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Terrific blog
    by the way!

  2. We absolutely love your blog and find the majority of your post’s to be what precisely I’m looking for.
    Does one offer guest writers to write content for
    you? I wouldn’t mind writing a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write related to
    here. Again, awesome site!

  3. First of all I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick
    question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious
    to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before
    writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.
    I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like
    the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to
    figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips?
    Appreciate it!

    1. Now this is an excellent question! Personally I don’t have to center myself to write, but I only write when the mood strikes or time allows. (does that semi contradict what I indicated about not centering myself, ya it may…) It may take some ‘making an effort’ at first but honestly trust me, when you realize you do not have to impress anyone but yourself, then you have begun & are writing more than you ever realized. Not everyone cares to write or express their comments like this but since you mentioned you do take pleasure – cultivate that passion, don’t let it wither. Nurture and it will blossom from inside. I can offer time with you to discuss further if you like, email me so we can begin.

  4. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites
    I stumbleupon everyday. It’s always useful to read through articles from other authors and practice something from their sites.

  5. I’ve been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found
    any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me.
    Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did,
    the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  6. Hello! I know this is kind of off-topic however I needed to ask.
    Does managing a well-established blog like yours take a large amount of work?

    I’m brand new to operating a blog but I do write in my diary every day.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can share my personal
    experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any ideas or
    tips for new aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!

    1. Thanks and it only takes as much as I put into it. If this was my fulltime job, it be much more robust but since I do this when I have time it doesn’t take that much time. My ideas / tips for new aspiring bloggers is to blog. Blog often and blog with meaningful topics. Something you enjoy makes the blog grow.
      Best of luck and BLOG ON!

  7. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did
    you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz respond as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know where u got
    this from. thanks a lot

    1. Another one that wants to touch me, hhrrmmm. You mean ‘reach out and touch me’ – the expression or physical touch? Not many on the web are comfortable with person to person contact. What is your email address?

  8. Unquestionably consider that that you said. Your favourite reason seemed to
    be on the web the simplest thing to understand of.
    I say to you, I definitely get irked while people
    consider concerns that they just do not recognize about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the highest and also outlined out the entire thing with no need
    side-effects , folks could take a signal. Will probably be again to get more.
    Thank you

  9. Hi there, I discovered your blog by way of Google while searching for a
    similar matter, your web site came up, it appears to be
    like good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hi there, just become aware of your weblog via Google, and found that it’s really informative.
    I am going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate should you
    proceed this in future. Lots of people can be benefited from your writing.

    Cheers!

  10. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.

    I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking
    more of your wonderful post. Also, I have shared your site in my
    social networks!

  11. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your website.
    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility
    problems? A number of my blog readers have complained about
    my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome.
    Do you have any ideas to help fix this issue?

    1. Hhhrrrmmm I do not have any ideas on fixing browser compatibility. I get a few comments like that here too BUT some have been in IE yet one of the browsers I test with is IE, so not sure what they are smoking… I have decided to agree with the old saying ‘ya can’t please all the people all the time’.

  12. It’s appropriate time to make some plans for the longer term and it’s
    time to be happy. I have read this submit and if I may just I want to recommend you some
    interesting things or tips. Perhaps you could
    write subsequent articles regarding this article. I wish to learn more issues about it!

  13. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog!

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us useful information to
    work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

  14. you are really a excellent webmaster. The website loading velocity is
    incredible. It seems that you are doing any distinctive trick.
    In addition, The contents are masterwork. you’ve performed a magnificent job in this subject!

  15. Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic however ,
    I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe
    guest writing a blog post or vice-versa? My blog addresses a lot of
    the same topics as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other.

    If you’re interested feel free to send me an email. I look
    forward to hearing from you! Excellent blog by the way!

  16. Hi, I do think this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may
    return once again since I saved as a favorite it.

    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and
    continue to help other people.

  17. Hi there very nice blog!! Guy .. Excellent ..

    Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your site and take the feeds additionally?
    I am glad to seek out numerous useful info right here in the put up,
    we want develop more strategies in this regard, thank you for sharing.
    . . . . .

  18. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot
    about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that,
    this is fantastic blog. An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

  19. What’s Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It absolutely useful and it
    has aided me out loads. I’m hoping to contribute & assist different customers like its helped me.
    Great job.

  20. Someone essentially help to make severely articles I
    might state. That is the first time I frequented your web
    page and so far? I amazed with the research
    you made to create this particular submit incredible. Wonderful activity!

  21. Definitely believe that that you stated. Your favourite reason appeared to be on the web
    the easiest factor to bear in mind of. I say to you, I definitely
    get annoyed even as other folks consider concerns that they just don’t understand about.
    You controlled to hit the nail upon the top as
    neatly as outlined out the entire thing with no need side effect ,
    people can take a signal. Will probably be again to
    get more. Thank you

  22. You will need to find a place to host you webpage (currently I use GoDaddy) then you will need a blog. My use currently is WordPress. Both have been very good. And now the important part, when blogging blog only about items you like, enjoy have a desire to blog about. No point in blogging on an item that does not interest you, it will show in your writing. Best of luck, when you set up, please come back and let me know where it is, be great to check your site. BLOG ON!!

  23. I have been surfing on-line greater than three hours lately, but I
    never discovered any interesting article like
    yours. It is beautiful price sufficient for me. In my view, if all website owners and
    bloggers made excellent content as you probably did, the net will
    be much more helpful than ever before.

  24. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
    I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to
    a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  25. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog
    loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s
    the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

  26. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I
    may revisit once again since I bookmarked it.

    Money and freedom is the greatest way to change,
    may you be rich and continue to help others.

  27. Greetings, There’s no doubt that your blog may be having internet
    browser compatibility problems. When I take a look at your site in Safari,
    it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!

    Other than that, excellent blog!

  28. I will immediately grasp your rss as I can not in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.
    Do you have any? Kindly permit me recognise so that I could
    subscribe. Thanks.

  29. Unquestionably believe that that you stated. Your favourite reason appeared
    to be at the internet the simplest thing to take into account of.
    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed at the same time as other folks think
    about worries that they plainly don’t recognise about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing with no need side effect , people can take a signal.
    Will probably be again to get more. Thank you

  30. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year
    old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to
    her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched
    her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but
    I had to tell someone!

  31. Howdy! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers
    and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!

  32. I simply couldn’t depart your site before suggesting that I
    extremely enjoyed the usual info a person supply for your visitors?
    Is going to be again continuously to investigate cross-check new posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *