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Mika Oehling

Mika Oehling's initial blog (mission statement?): I want to use my blog as a forum for creative expression and as an outlet for creative expression that I don't otherwise have in my life. And I've also decided to stop bothering friends and family alone with my rants and raves, but decided to share them with the world so that it can bother them as well. I've decided to structure my blog as a series of rants and raves. There will always be one topic, but sometimes there are both opinions expressed about the exact same thing. That's not because I'm bipolar, it's because I'm a Libra and I tend to see both sides of every argument and can't make up my own mind. Yes, I am that annoying person you see in the grocery store, furrowed brow, trying desperately to make sense of the different varieties of canned soup. And I never understood their crazy sodium content.

By Mika Oehling On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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The War on Christmas by Rants and Raves

From FIVE years ago: The War on Christmas seemed like a regular and viable topic…now, this is a non-issue. Christmas trees are being sold and people say it regularly. While the materialism is still present, More...

By Mika Oehling On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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I Hate Yoga by Rants and Raves

  First, yoga as a philosophy and yoga as we know it today are two very different things. The original yoga philosophy dates back millions of years ago with Buddhist monks in Nepal. It’s the simplified More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, June 18th, 2012
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The Real Bs of Metropolis by Rants and Raves

There is an explosion of reality tv shows based around the lives of the rich and notorious of the world. There are the famous for being famous ones, like the Kardashians. There are the ones that claim to be ‘real’ More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, June 18th, 2012
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Art Lesson by Rants and Raves

There has been an outpouring of shock and rage over the burning of a $100,000 Birkin bag for the sake of ‘art’ by Tyler Shields and his girlfriend, Francesca Eastwood. If that last name sounds familiar, More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, June 4th, 2012
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Tuning Out by Rants and Raves

People don’t tune in weekly to shows anymore. It’s the simple reality. As the networks reveal which shows are getting the axe and continue to spin more tried and trite reworks of past successes and spinoffs, More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, May 25th, 2012
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Tax the Fat by Rants and Raves

The old motto used to be ‘tax the rich.’ It would be nice if that motto still stood. But a new motto appears to be taking its place, which is that of ‘tax the fat.’ The argument is much simpler More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
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A Job’s a Job? by Rants and Raves

The Canadian government, in the midst of massive cuts to federal programs and layoffs of the public service, is introducing changes to its Employment Insurance policies which would force those who are on EI to take More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
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This time it’s personal

A Canada Post Corporation employee has been relieved of their duties as a sorter due to some angry and derogatory comments made about the management of her organization on Facebook. The Union is appealing the decision More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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Oh the Humanities – Rants & Raves

There is a lot of talk about the Quebec university students who are protesting the proposed tuition hikes. A lot of the talk has centered around the violence committed by protesters, who have mostly been revealed More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, April 16th, 2012
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From F-U to UF by Rants and Raves

North Korea put the international community on its heels earlier this week with the news that they were going to launch a satellite to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of their fearless leader. While More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, April 13th, 2012
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Stripping America’s Rights – Rants and Raves

Getting caught with your pants down is going to take on a whole new meaning in the States, as the Supreme Court has decided that all arrested suspects may be subject to a strip search, even for a minor offense. More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, April 13th, 2012
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Hear No Evil by Rants and Raves

A Greek reporter was pelted with eggs and yogourt by a group of protesters on the air who had issue with his invited guest. It turns out that the guest in question was a neo-Nazi and member of a highly controversial More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, April 12th, 2012
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Hold the Beef by Rants and Raves

It’s a good time to become a vegetarian in Canada. This is a point which pains me, as I have to admit that I’m a hamburgers and spaghetti kind of kid, but it looks like those childhood comfort foods More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, April 6th, 2012
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From Hi Ho to Ho-Hum job apathy

There are a lot of career sites right now advocating that we should all go out there and achieve our goals. Helpful articles about training, retooling, strategizing, networking, using social networking and honing More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, February 27th, 2012
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Lights, Camera, Cabinet: Canada’s politics on video

In these uncertain times of political unrest, economic uncertainty and raging debates about retirement age, it’s nice to know that Canadian members of Parliament are taking time out to discuss something which More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, February 17th, 2012
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The issue of wealth: money? time? freedom? privacy?

The Wealthy Barmaid may be an eye-catching title for an article which was posted to Yahoo’s website¬†but a closer read of the article paints a less than rosy picture. The article is centered around the example More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Fighting the fighting issue in hockey

The Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, has spoken out against fighting in hockey, saying that it doesn’t have a role in the game that he so loves as a Canadian. He underlines the skill aspect of the More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, December 29th, 2011
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Skinny is not healthy by Rants and Raves

The Globe and Mail Hot Button blog, a column designed merely to get attention by shocking and appalling audiences, making it the Fox News of the website, ran a headline yesterday stating that family members should More...

By Mika Oehling On Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
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Suffer the little children aka The spoiled brats of Halloween

If there was a doubt in your mind as to whether or not children these days are spoiled, let it be swiftly erased with a look at a letter a group of children from Oshawa wrote to one of their neighbours the day after More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Great reads for November 11th aka Veteran’s Day

The following is a list of books that I recommend for any person interested in reading more about the two world wars. It’s by no means exhaustive, and there are many other great reads out there, but these More...


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