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Tue, 2009-11-03 18:30

Here are my thoughts on the current H1N1 flu. I was reading today on the “Facebook” and saw some 22,000 plus people had joined a group called close schools because of the swine flu. I had to join and I had to read the wisdom behind this suggestion. Well there is none. They do have a fancy, very scary logo though.

Here’s my take.

The Logo is dumb, the hype is dumb, the billions of dollars being made off this “pandemic” is dumb, the whole thing is dumb! Thousands die every year from the flu… and car accidents, cancer, aids, being hit by busses… why not put all of the students, teachers, hyper reactive parents in a padded room and let them live out their days being fed a liquid diet so they don’t choke! This is the most asinine over-blown media driven event ever (except SARS, Bird Flu, Mad Cow, Y2K and soon 2012). God help us if we have a real global crisis. It’s sad that people get sick and die… but this is not the global emergency that we have spread. If schools wanted to do something of value then make a massive effort to ban smoking within 2 km’s of your school. Way more people will die from lung cancer then will ever die from the swine flu.

I was in mexico at the height of the scare last spring and came back with sure enough… H1N1. I survived, I stayed home for a couple of days and now I am living to type this BLOG. Please people, parents (that’s me too), media, school’s and school boards take a deep breath (somewhere away from anyone who might be coughing) and calm down. We will be ok.

Wash your hands, drink liquids, take natural vitamin C and don’t share your pepsi…. you (the VAST, VAST majority) will live!

PS the drug companies are about to make over 4 billion dollars… hmmm

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    Students were very engaged, enthusiastic and excited. Stu is hilarious…seriously. “Humour is never a bad thing” said one student.

    ~Annalisa Varano - Vice Principal - St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
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    They say a great presenter “leaves them wanting more”. Well, we loved your presentation and the entire team asked me when you will be back! You are truly STUpendous!

    ~Nancy Klensch - Founder of Summit Kids
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    Stu is an energetic, entertaining and dynamic presenter. He captures is audiences’ attention and keeps the room engaged for the entire presentation! His stories in his presentation captures everyone at different points, even the teachers!

    ~Sara Meaney - Cobourg Collegiate Institute
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    Stu was great! Staff and students felt it really broke the anxiety in the building and we even got cupcakes today from one of the students.

    ~Carrie Rowlandson - William Aberhart High School, Calgary Alberta
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    Stu was fantastic. There is nothing better than seeing 600 adolescents laughing their heads off. He delivers a terrific message and has the entire audience engaged, thinking, listening and most importantly laughing within seconds, and he keeps it going for over an hour. Thanks again on behalf of the Shores!!

    ~Doug Woods - Vice Principal, Nantyr Shores Secondary School
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    Stu’s speech did exactly what I hoped it would do when I tried to bring him in: it brought the school together for a good laugh while empowering the student body to be the change they wish to see in their classroom. I feel he hit this goal perfectly.

    ~Steven Fotheringham - Oakville Trafalgar High School
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    I really liked how the speech really just seemed like Stu was telling us funny stories, but he always related it back to the overall message. It didn’t sound like a speech at all, it was as if he was just talking to the crowd. I would say that he is excellent in connecting with the audience and keeping them entertained. There was not a two minute period in Stu’s speech were nobody was laughing. He kept us amused throughout the entire presentation. I thought he was perfect.

    ~James Palloto
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    I would highly recommend Stu, his engaging personality was a real hook for the students and his messages were ones that many of them could identify with. The humour was great and the students shared that they enjoyed the presentation.

    ~Teresa Fowler - W.H. Croxford High School, Airdrie, Alberta
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    Stu is personable. Students are willing to listen to him. They enjoy listening to him. He has a message, but he is also entertaining. He is fun to listen to and students don’t feel talked down to or preached at.

    ~Tanya Lacey - McKinnon Park Secondary School, Caledonia, ON
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    I was at the OCA conference on May 6th, and I just wanted to thank you on being such a wicked keynote… you definitely put me back in the camp mindset and reminded me of what’s truly important about the up-coming summer. Once again, a job very well done.

    ~Emily Summers
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    The students really enjoyed Stu’s humour and low-key but critical message about getting involved and getting the most out of their High School experience. I would recommend Stu as a speaker who relates well to students, is funny, and gets the message out without preaching.

    Thank you,

    ~Lynn Toye