The Godless Conservative

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Beautiful Game?

Just came up from the big screens in Scotia Plaza. The Italian Diving Team is living up to their reputation. Go Germany.

Amusing Post from Kinsella

While I don't always agree with Warren Kinsella, I can definitely always appreciate the guy's ability to stand up for himself. He's not known for pulling any punches. His latest post, for example.

Shameless Plug

In my second life, I'm an instructor of Thai Kickboxing (Muay Thai) at the Toronto Kickboxing and Muay Thai Academy (TKMT).
Today marks our first day at our new location where we can proudly proclaim ourselves to be the biggest, best equipped kickboxing gym in downtown Toronto. The new location is 610 Queen St. W. - third floor (west of Bathurst St.)

In just over a year, the club has grown from 4 to over 90 full time students. And this was in a 2000 sq. ft. facility. Imagine the possibilities now that we're in a 6000 sq. ft. facility, complete with a boxing ring, yoga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and kickboxing classes.
Members range from University Students to Bay Street lawyers. The one thing they all have in common is that they're all looking for the workout of their life and a fun, community-type atmosphere. Some choose to spar, others choose to simply work out. We're able to personalize the experience to whatever it is the member is looking for.

If anybody's interested, check out our website at or drop me an email.

See you on the mats.

A penny saved...

I flipped on The National last night and was assulted by on-the-street interviews with Average Joes (and Janes) who were just disgusted by the 1% decrease in the GST. They rambled on about how this is just a ploy to make the government appear as if they are doing something when they're really not.
Newsflash: They are doing something... to the tune of $5,000,000,000 in savings to Canadian consumers. The 1% decrease in the GST is not intended to save you money on your morning coffee. (A large Tim Horton's went from $1.44 to $1.43... if I hold on to the savings, in 2 years I'll have enough to buy myself a Booster Juice)
Where the decrease is intended to make waves is in the purchase of big ticket items like cars and houses where you could see savings anywhere from $350 and up.
I really wish that before people took the opportunity to bitch and moan on national television, they'd take the time to think out their arguments in an attempt to save themselves from looking like idiots.