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Ryan Doherty

Dishwasher, Gas Pumper, Aspiring Radio Host, all around blue collar

I'm 21 years old. Born and Raised in the City of Calgary. Currently working as a dishwasher and a gas pumper. Aspiring to be a radio host or small business owner. Politically I identify as a Conservative, with Libertarian leanings. Really, just a blue collar, working man who yaks too much about politics.

Joy Sticks, Controllers And Zombies: Life As Gamer In 2013

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 10 years or so, video games have become BIG business around the world. Consider this. Call Of Duty MW3, last year's best selling game, earned $3 billion dollars in sales in it's first week. Three Billion, and in seven days no less. The biggest movie of the year (The Avengers, fyi) took almost a month to collect that amount, and at cheaper prices then $59.99 for a new game.
01/22/2013 05:10 EST

The Annoying And Strange Customers Of The Gas Pumper

As my readers will know, with the NHL lockout seemingly without end, I've been forced to seek alternate employment.. And thus, for the viewing pleasure of the general public, I present the 10 Most Annoying and Strange Customers of The Gas Pumper:
12/17/2012 01:49 EST

Living Under A Rocket: Life In Israel

You drive down the same old highway, looking at the same old signs and the same old stores. Suddenly, a rocket slams into the highway, shattering your normalcy with a sobering dose of reality.
11/06/2012 07:20 EST

It's About Quantity, Not Quality At Troubled Meat Plant, Says Doherty

I love beef. Burgers, steaks, roasts, tacos and even meatloaf. As an Albertan, I can proudly say I eat some of the finest beef in the entire world. My dad has been a Red Seal Chef for close to 40 years, and I'm not too shabby in a kitchen myself. So did we feel bad when we had throw out a ton of beef we bought on sale from Wal-Mart, because it might be contaminated by E.Coli? Yes we did.
10/29/2012 02:18 EDT

Ryan Doherty: Amanda Todd Suicide, A Sensless Tragedy

She was a typical girl of her age. She took pictures with her friends out on various adventures. She had a Facebook Account, A Twitter account, and membership with some web-cam chat sites. It turns out she had joined the cam sites to try and meet new folks, something we've all done in one way or another. In many ways, she wasn't much different from me when I was 15.
10/15/2012 07:48 EDT

The Toronto District School Board Hates Kids

As reported earlier this week, the fine folks running The Toronto District School Board have been up to a few things which have led me to conclude that they do, in fact, hate kids, or at the very least have some bad ideas on what to do with them. First on the docket was this little number. Now in the perfect world, an all gay school, or one that allows the "free expression of homosexuality" would be awesome, a big step forward as they say. But here's the problem with it. It is, for all intents and purposes, segregation. Removing a visible minority from the public high schools, and placing them in their very own school. Sounds good, but isn't that what they did in Little Rock, AK circa the late 50's. If I recall history class, there were riots and national guard deployments over that. And also note the idea of having an "inclusive society" generally implies having everyone working together, not in their own little sectors.
10/05/2012 05:26 EDT

A View From The Bottom: NHL Lockout For The Working Man

With word of the NHL lockout reaching the public ear last week, a lot has been said. We hear from both sides. We hear from the commentators, the pundits, the "experts", and the fans who suffer the most from this needless squabble. But what do we hear from the people who work behind the rink? You see, I'm gainfully employed by the Calgary Flames - specifically, I wash dishes for the all the fine diners lucky (and rich) enough to enjoy the fine foods served up at the 'Dome.
09/24/2012 12:10 EDT