Society and Violence

The following is written by none other than the majestic beaver himself.
I don't think I could have phrased it better myself.

Violence is the pillar on which all societies are built and its repression is tantamount to societal collapse.

Big Five and Taxes in Canada

The following public information is available on the websites of the Big Five in Canada. 
I would like to note that the banks are not in fact, at the time of this writing, breaking any laws and while it may be easy to blame the banks for their unethical behavior the fault does not lie entirely on them. The laws in Canada allow for tax avoidance through the use of tax havens. People should try to remember that the board of directors and anyone in charge of making decisions including the shareholders are simply people with their own interests in mind. While this behavior is unethical as it further increases wealth inequality in our country, the problem begins with ignorance and apathy on behalf of the general voting population.
The Mouvement d’éducation et de défense des actionnaires (MÉDAC) of 82 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H2X 1X3 have submitted shareholder proposals to the big five, among those proposals were to pay the fair share of taxes instead of having them stored in off shore tax havens. Below are the voting results of each bank which can be viewed from the 2014 voting results of the shareholder meetings.

China's Social Credit System and Western Criticism

In China, there are three new credit rating systems beginning to unfold. Alibaba's Sesame Credit Scoring system, Tencent's credit scoring system, and the mandatory government credit scoring system (which will not be fully implemented and become mandatory until 2020).

Planning, Faith and Optimism

Today, I want to remind people of the importance of building yourself mentally, spiritually and physically to be prepared for success in life.
If you want something in life, you must be willing to plan it out and work for it somehow. It does not matter what kind of work it is or how you are going to achieve your goals. Even having a broad plan which is not fully defined will get you further than no plan at all.