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Politics

“Our minds can be hijacked” Part 3: to regulate or not to regulate?

This article follows Parts 1 and 2 of a four part commentary on The Guardian’s article “Our minds can be hijacked”.

The widespread negative social ramifications of smart phones and social media gives way to the question: to regulate or not to regulate? Should we trust people with weaponized legislation to be moral arbiters?

The inven… Read more

Project Veritas confirms the manipulation of YouTube’s trending algorithms

One James confirms the suspicion of another James.

James O’Keefe III and his team at Project Veritas has verified what many other rational thinkers, including James Damore, have long theorized about big tech companies. Companies such as Alphabet (YouTube, Google) and Facebook have had their internal offices infiltrated with postmodernist zeal… Read more

Ontario’s ban on StubHub scalper bots will backfire on the consumer

Another day, another overreaching bill being passed in Ontario, Canada.

This time it’s a “consumer protection bill” proposed by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services:

TORONTO — Ontario is set to introduce ticket sale legislation today that would ban so-called scalper bots and impose new rules on reselling ticke

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Ontario’s $15 minimum wage is going to kill more than just jobs

Canadian policy is currently being dictated by emotion (or more accurately, postmodernism) and the lack of objective analysis in some of the new bills and laws being passed will have dire consequences in the future.

In Ontario, the decision by the Wynne Liberal government to raise minimum wage to $14 by 2018 (about a 30% increase) and $15 by 2019 was made desp… Read more

Polarized politics has infected EVERYTHING: Part 2 – NPMJS (node package manager)

I work a lot with JavaScript nowadays, specifically Node.js for backend applications.  Despite its unusual single-threaded, asynchronous programming paradigms, JavaScript’s wide adoption and extensibility are the main reasons I choose it over other languages.  The possibilities are endless as JavaScript evolves with current technolog… Read more

The solution to polarized politics that has infected EVERYTHING

There’s nowhere you can escape from politics (this blog article included).

Your workplace is infected, starting with human resource departments and mandatory sensitivity training. Coffee break talk probably revolves around politics.

Silicon Valley is infected. All your tech toys and social media now have political leanings. New features rev… Read more

Fake News Calculator

To what degree is a YouTube channel espousing fake news?

Generally speaking, when a video contains false or highly disputed information, it cannot withstand public scrutiny. To save face, the uploader will either disable the comments section or only allow approved comments.

A somewhat reliable indicator of “fake news” is the number of vide… Read more

CBC’s The National has something to hide

Following up from yesterday’s blog post: if news outlets from big media are the supposed purveyors of truth, then what do they have to hide by disabling their comments section in their YouTube videos?

The truth should be able to stand up on its own in an open marketplace of ideas.

CBC’s The National managed to shut down the comments sections on mos… Read more

Does CP24 stand for Canadian Propaganda 24 hours a day?

Legacy media in collusion with Canadian government (federal, provincial and municipal) is tripling down on its efforts in Canada to control “mainstream” opinion.  In an article released by the Canadian Press, the brainwashing must begin from youth lest children discover that there are multiple sides of a story, usually found on the Inter… Read more

Former Google software engineer James Damore points out the politicization of big tech companies

James Damore is a former Google (parent company Alphabet) software engineer that was fired for sharing his thoughts on discriminatory hiring practices within the company and his suggestions on how to better attract diverse talent.

To prepare for a series of upcoming blog posts on how big tech and social media firms are becoming increasingly detrimental t… Read more