If you are reading this, the world did not come to an end this morning.
Of course, if you're reading over breakfast, the day is still young. A lot can happen between now and dinner.
But, let's look on the bright side. Assuming we're all still here tomorrow, there are plenty of things more important than Mayan calendars to be concerned about:
- The juvenile bickering between U.S. politicians that could drag us all over the proverbial fiscal cliff, for example. Wake up, you idiots! You've got a responsibility to the world, not just yourselves and your millionaire buddies.
- The increasing foreign control of Canada's natural resources exemplified by the Chinese national oil company's takeover of Nexen in the Alberta oilsands. But that is far from the only instance; what about mines in B.C. and the flap over hiring of Chinese workers over Canadians?
- Continued tensions in Syria, Egypt and Israel that threaten to embroil the entire Middle East in conflict, along with the failed Arab Spring and rise of radical Islamist regimes that are proving to be worse than the predecessors ousted by the grassroots movement.
- A brand new, $2.4-billion bridge that becomes a hazard to motorists any time it snows. The world's widest span may just be B.C.'s biggest boondoggle.
If the hammer does fall, we wish you luck. If not, see you tomorrow.
- Managing Editor,