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Politics

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

Defeating search engine bias: it’s time to treat the new media like the old media

If you are old enough to remember the days of print media, newspapers had the reputation of leaning politically in one direction and it was considered unwise to isolate yourself to a single paper and one point of view. You were encouraged to read several papers to get a well-rounded picture of current events.

In the Toronto region, that would mean reading the S… Read more

#TwitterLockOut shows everything wrong with social media and more

First and foremost, let’s get out of the way what I think about the suspension of the alleged “bots”.

If a developer wants to stop automated posts, it can do so by the means of captcha (or other human verification systems) when it detects a pattern of abnormal activity. Abnormal activity may include but is not limited to rapid posting in suc… Read more

Social media and software are NOT utilities — don’t ask for it to be regulated

In Part 3 of my four part series of the dangers of social media, I made a case stating the dangers of intertwining government with tech companies.

Once you set precedent for government intervention, the Pandora’s box of totalitarianism and total state control is opened. Look no further than China to see how tightly the narrative is controlled as a fore… Read more

“Paid for by the Government of Ontario” Part 3: The OLG

Paid for by the Government of Ontario is a multi-part series of articles detailing the rampant government intervention in the province of Ontario, Canada. The line is borrowed from the sign-off of government sponsored commercials that air on radio, television and other media. It reflects their in-your-face approach of using tax dollars against its own c… Read more

Thursday Thoughts: it’s a bubble bath (socially and economically)

If Trudeau’s “peoplekind” video was a Try not to cringe challenge, I lost almost right away

As soon as I heard the words “we say peoplekind, not necessarily mankind”, I shuddered, winced, reflexively hit Ctrl+F4 and buried my face into my palms. I then forced myself to watch the video in its entirety.

The number of cheering d… Read more

The Justin Trudeau Political Corrector

Learn how to speak like Justin Trudeau!  Replace all instances of ill-perceived gender discrimination with a gender neutral equivalent using this translator. Help accelerate the demise of the English language and all gendered languages like Canada’s other official language: French.

Learn how to sow more class division in society and reap the r… Read more

“Paid for by the Government of Ontario” Part 2: education, the ETFO, and the makings of a Brave New World

Paid for by the Government of Ontario is a multi-part series of articles detailing the rampant government intervention in the province of Ontario, Canada. The line is borrowed from the sign-off of government sponsored commercials that air on radio, television and other media. It reflects their in-your-face approach of using tax dollars against its own c… Read more

Thursday Thoughts: cryptocurrency hype is dead, enough with Russia

Thursday Thoughts are a series of recent observations too short to merit their own article, but still important when analyzing today’s technological, economic and psychological trends.

A moment of silence for cryptocurrencies

Another 10% rout today brings the total drop-off over 50% within the span of six weeks for BitCoin and many other cryptos.  T… Read more