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Thursday, 30 April 2009
North American Stock Markets Have Hit Bottom And....

They've started to climb again. Over the last two months, the TSX (Toronto Exchange) is up 25% from its bottom in eary March.

From my investments in "The Royal Bank of Canada" and "Mercator Minerals", I made a $400 profit in a month. True, that isn't much, but I didn't have much to invest.

A few weeks ago, I took my profits because I expected a market correction after the run up. That didn't happen.

It appears that the markets may go sideways (no gain or loss) for the next few months.

A leading indicator that things have turned around is the price of copper which is up quite a bit from its lows during the winter.

Even if stocks don't take off over the next few months, Canadian banks are still a good buy as well as Canadian mining companies like Mercator Minerals. It is listed as a strong buy in the Globe and Mail.


Posted by qualteam at 10:53 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 30 April 2009 11:23 PM EDT
Saturday, 25 April 2009
My Updated Resume

Since I joined the ranks of the unemployed, I, recently, updated my resume. I've worked at many jobs in my life, but I only mentioned the ones that were interesting.

Here's the short list:

  1. My first job was working in a fruit juice factory, but I got canned. I couldn't concentrate.
  2. Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.
  3. Next, I tried working in a muffler factory, but that was too exhausting.
  4. Next was a job in a shoe factory, but I didn't fit in.
  5. I went to Newfoundland and worked as a fisherman, but I discovered that I couldn't live on my net income.
  6. Back in Brampton, I managed to get a good job in a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.
  7. So I got a job in a workout centre, but they said I wasn't fit for the job.
  8. After many years of taking college courses and trying to find steady work, I finally got a job as a historian, until I realized there was no future in it.
  9. My last job was working at Canada Post, but I had to quit because I was starting to go "POSTAL".
  10. So, I tried retirement and found that I'm perfect for that job! Yabba Dabba Doooo!


Posted by qualteam at 11:14 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 26 April 2009 2:08 AM EDT
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
An Excellent Retirement Project

The above picture is my buddy's house that he's building on lakefront property near Parry Sound.

Isn't it great to have this as your retirement project? Not only does it require a lot of money, but building skills as well.

I was there yesterday and videotaped a "ten cent tour" of the place. The walls and pine ceilings are finished.

The owner, a retired postie, has invited fellow employees from "The Toronto Exchange Office" for a party sometime in the summer when it's finished.

I burned a few DVD copies from the Camcorder tape to show posties "The Great White North" in Muskoka

Actually, it's spring, right now, and the snow around the house has gone.

Take a trip up highway 69 to God's country in Ontario.

In the summer, this place will become like "Indian Lake". 

Music Playlist at

Posted by qualteam at 9:31 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 23 April 2009 5:30 PM EDT
Saturday, 18 April 2009
My History With Canada Post and CUPW (Union)

Christmas was one of my happiest times while working at the Post Office. I felt like an elf delivering Santa's gifts through the mail.

In the picture above, retired postie elves write back to kids who sent letters to Santa Claus: North Pole Canada H0H 0H0. I might volunteer for that position this year.

It would be very difficult to compress my 35 year history with Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers into a few blog entries,  so I created a website to detail my experiences. This site can be found at There's lots of great songs on these webpages too.

I was fortunate to have a good job at Canada Post without any layoffs. It's one of the top employers in Canada  and despite the market downturn the pension plan is still well funded.


Posted by qualteam at 9:55 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 19 April 2009 12:31 PM EDT
Friday, 17 April 2009
The Inspirational Event Of The Year

After the recession, the unemployment, the probable bankruptcies of GM/Chrysler and other depressing economic news, it was refreshing to hear Susan Boyle's rendition of "I dream a dream". She put so much feeling into the song that it brought me to tears.

Again, this demonstrates that we shouldn't judge others by their appearance. This also demonstrates the power of the internet to connect us to "talented plain Janes" like Susan.

We've come through a time when overrated incompetent CEOs received incredible bonuses. It's great that an underdog like Susan is getting  recognition after years of karaoke singing.

The above tune "Cry Me A River" was taken from Susan's charity CD. I look forward to hearing her sing more great songs.


Posted by qualteam at 5:58 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 17 April 2009 6:05 PM EDT
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
History Of The Kingdom

This Kingdom could also be called "The Christ Continuum". More or less, it resembled "The Q Continuum", but with the humanitarian objective to protect and free weaker beings in this galaxy.

It operates on a higher spiritual level than "The Galactic Federation" and is not answerable to its leaders.

While the Galactic Federation operates in the old space/time/energy of the old universe, the Christ Continuum operates under new rules in a New Universe. Since Federation people are "out of phase", with the Kingdom, they're probably not aware of its existence.

The Kingdom can be divided into two time periods: Foundation One (The Beginning of the Universe to 33 A.D) and Foundation Two (33 A.D to Present Time and Beyond).

In Foundation One, large amounts of matter were compressed into a very small space. This happened because the original universe had very little space, energy or time connected with it. The need for more space to place huge objects created "The Big Bang". 

Foundation Two was created from the hopes and dreams of children. Some creations are listed in "A Vision Of The Kingdom". 

While everybody and everything seemed to be very old in Foundation One, In Foundation Two, you would be hard pressed to find someone who was older than a teenager.

In the former, there was no high technology because everything was suppose to be done by high voltage spiritual power. A difficult task for most of the Brotherhood.

In the latter, high tech was the name of the game and the Continuum moved into its "Star Trek Period".

Schools were established to make believers into powerful sons of God. Some passed. Some failed.

Two recent projects over the last thousand years were "Graceworld" and "The Memory Restoration Project". They are still running today.

There are also top secret projects that I can't mention in this space.


Posted by qualteam at 10:54 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 15 April 2009 9:46 AM EDT
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Deliver Us From All Kinds Of Evil

The above title is my variation on "Deliver us from evil" from "The Lord's Prayer".

As well as accidents, diseases, criminal assaults and delusions, today, we also need protection from nuclear warfare, terrorists, alien abductions, and severe economic downturns.

Individuals are vulnerable to evil activities outside of their own sphere of control. We need divine protection from negative forces great and small that could take our life or cause us and our families extreme physical and mental distress. 

Christian stewardship is one way to exert influence over a larger area than ourselves and family.

I would like to wish every reader an inspirational Easter in celebration of the Resurrected Life of Christ.

The old universe was dominated by the life cycle from "birth to death". In "The New Universe" it's in reverse: "from death to life". "As in Adam all die, so in Christ shall be made alive".


Posted by qualteam at 11:05 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 12 April 2009 12:39 PM EDT
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Movie Review 129: The Robe

This is one of the best biblical epics ever made. It's not preachy. It puts  the events of the Crucifixion on personal level with the Roman Tribune, Marcellus (Richard Burton), who crucified Jesus.

Racked by quilt Marcellus goes to Jerusalem again to destroy Christ's Robe which he thinks has driven him mad. Needless to say, he is helped by members of the Early Church to find forgiveness and some meaning to life.

The Roman elite fear that Christianity will destroy "Imperial Rome" and take measures to suppress the religion.

There are many wonderful scenes between Marcellus, Demetrius (Victor Mature), Diane(Jean Simmons) and Simon Peter(Michael Rennie).

For those who are looking for a good Easter movie this week, I would recommend it wholeheartedly. Four Stars.

Other Reviews


Posted by qualteam at 3:53 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 9 April 2009 4:32 PM EDT
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
My Top Ten "Meaning Of Life" Insights

Recently, the Toronto Star challenged its readers to come up with "The Meaning Of Life" in 140 characters or less.

I reviewed the material that I knew from my life, the Star and the internet and came up with this top ten list.

  1. Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.(Jesus from the Bible)
  2. To explore strange new worlds
    To seek out new life and new civilizations
    To boldly go where no man has gone before.(
    Star Trek/Gene Roddenbury)
  3. For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.
    (Grantland Rice)
  4. We're here for a good time
    Not a long time. So have a good time
    The sun can't shine everyday
  5. Life is a game. A game consists of freedom, barriers and
    L Ron Hubbard)
  6. Four F words: faith, family, friends and fun.
    – mainacita
  7. To not take life too seriously – no one gets out alive.
    – dresserali
  8. Life isn't about showing people what they know you can do, it's about proving you can do what they say you can't.
    – TruVisionary
  9. Without the bitter, the sweet isn't as sweet.
    – cynthiajpaulus
  10. Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
    – Egypt

Everyone has a different answer to "The Meaning Of Life Is....?" Feel free to share your own insights on this subject. It can be more than a sentence or two. E-mail me.

Posted by qualteam at 5:43 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 7 April 2009 6:26 PM EDT
Saturday, 4 April 2009
What Happened In "The Three Of Hours Of Darkness" At The Crucifixion?

That's not the only question that arises from the crucifixion of Jesus. How can the righteous death of one person bring about salvation and the forgiveness of sins for all believers everywhere at every time? If Satan failed to tempt Jesus away from the crucifixion (Plan A), what was he going to do to stop the resurrection (Plan B)?

If believers have "The Mind Of Christ" wouldn't they be able to recall this event and others? "I am the vine. You are the branches". This implies full connection to Christ and his experiences.

Christians, don't we all have three hours of darkness in our minds?

No eclipse could have caused the darkness above and it was physical phenomenon. I have pondered on this event for some time. It was part of my spiritual journey. "Ask and it will be answered". "Knock and the door will be opened."

To begin with, Satan knew that Jesus had no problem resurrecting bodies,  after all, he resurrected Lazarus. The only way Jesus could be stopped from resurrecting was to apply overwhelming physical force that would throw him out of time and space.

I believe that Jesus was pulled spiritually through a "Black Hole", "a quantum singularity" that altered space/time/mass/energy and sent him back to the beginning of the universe towards the full force of the "Big Bang". In the midst of these overwhelming physical forces, he was told that "When you're dead, you stay dead. You're dead forever."

Needless to say, Jesus found himself in a timeless, spaceless realm where anything was possible. In less than a micro second,  sins were forgive, and a new universe was created that ended the aging and death process.

I believe that God wants us to know what happened during those "three hours of darkness". Hopefully, I've been able to shed some light on this subject.


Posted by qualteam at 10:39 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 5 April 2009 1:01 AM EDT

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