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Communities work, Communism does not — Part 2: fear replaces trust

Yesterday’s article, I concluded with the observation that Communism (and socialism to a lesser degree) rely on lethal force as their primary motivator:

How exactly does one plan to move the Communist game theory optimum to one of maximum work yielding infinitesimal individual gain, from one that rewards laziness? It should be easy to see how “le

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Communities work, Communism does not

Pun intended.

Communist sympathizers and supporters in western society who have lived a life of relative comfort under a non-Communist system have little to no knowledge of how regimes led by Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot and countless others come about, constantly coming up with rationalizations for their support of an ideology that never worked and will never … Read more

When it comes to talking, you should give Trump some credit

Scott Adams, Dilbert cartoonist, calls him a “master persuader”.

Perhaps it’s time to give credit to the fashionably unlikable president and acknowledge that Trump knows how to talk. It’s probably also time for most hardcore partisans, whether they are for or against Trump, to start looking at issues pragmatically rather tha… Read more

SHOW YOUR WORK! Part 2: Canadian government, stop passing legislation without proof of necessity

As a follow-up to yesterday’s article, let’s shift focus to the debt-spending tactics of the federal government, whose nefarious end goals are the same as the Ontario provincial government, but are much more transparent.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is a little less careful with his words as the ulterior motive behind their so-called R… Read more

SHOW YOUR WORK! Ontario government, stop passing legislation without proof of necessity

In academic level math courses, provided they are unencumbered by postmodern thought, you are generally given credit even when you don’t arrive at the right answer, but you showed your work to demonstrate a correct logical thought process for most of the way.

You would have earned partial credit because the answer was logically consistent up to a poi… Read more

Propaganda journalism and misused prepositions: unnecessarily suggesting strong correlations

Stock market falls 10% as Trump suggests trade tariffs.

Gold stocks rise on rumours of Federal Reserve looking to inject more stimulus into the economy.

Oil tumbles around escalating tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

BitCoin falls 20% amid Korea talk about cryptocurrency regulation.

Do these headlines sound familiar? Mainly becau… Read more

Consider me double blacklisted — White and Asian males need not apply to YouTube

It’s time to brace for another hit to my search engine rankings, as I write yet another blog post on Silicon Valley’s brutal discrimination and identitarianism.

Wall Street Journal, famous for its misleading journalism to suit its own agenda, had the temerity to betray its own ideologues by pointing out the discriminatory hiring practice… Read more

Thursday Thoughts: baking in hyperbole and outrage in western culture

In Canada, why is snow in Winter considered a special weather statement?

Nowadays, weather sites like theweathernetwork.com feel like they need to constantly issue a giant red warning icon to remind all of us that we do indeed live in Canada, and sometimes it snows in Winter.

We live in peak clickbait times. Everything is breaking news. Everything … Read more

How long can Powell and Trump talk up the markets?

Psychology in the short run, fundamentals in the long.

The notes from new Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell hinting at strong economic numbers are driving up the stock market and the U.S. dollar, continuing the unprecedented uptrend since the inauguration of Trump and his administration.

Persuasion is in full force, as investors and speculators ar… Read more

If the government plays such a big role in the outcome of everyone’s life, perhaps it has gotten too big

It’s getting to a point where the government is deciding what you’re going to eat for dinner.

Day in day out, you can’t get by a single day without hearing about politics. All the mind-numbing passive activities like social media, television and movies are inundated with political messages, pandering and demanding that the government … Read more