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Zuckerberg and Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica “scandal”: two wrongs don’t make a right

Despite the revelations of the obvious, that is, the implicit admission of censorship, privacy invasion and bias after Ted Cruz’s “grilling” of Zuckerberg, one has to be weary of the pitfall that this Senate hearing aims to achieve: merely passing the baton of corruption from a private corporation to the needlessly growing federal go… Read more

Facebook incriminates itself, but that doesn’t matter when the lawmakers are on your side

Consider it a shareholders meeting.

With Mark Zuckerberg testifying in front of the U.S. Senate in what is looking to be the frontrunning dog-and-pony show of 2018, it is laughable to see the feigned concern of government officials in the wake of Facebook’s antics that include but are not limited to censorship, biased algorithms and selling privacy … Read more

Thursday Thoughts: the promise for more “free” things and the bursting of bubbles

Any politician should be endlessly ridiculed for using the word “free”

“Free” means without cost, and clearly every “free” thing promised by the government comes at a steep cost — the complete opposite of free.

The “free” daycare promised by the current Ontario government which would saddle Ontar… Read more

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica “scandal” shouldn’t surprise anyone, but the fact that people are surprised should

Despite being common knowledge that Facebook’s modus operandi is harvesting and selling users’ personal information to the highest bidders, the fact that Cambridge Analytica came out as a “whistleblower’s” third-party company of choice is telling.

It’s not telling in the sense that Facebook is careless with i… Read more

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

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

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

Dealer gratuity systems: socialism vs. capitalism in poker rooms

Any Canadian poker player that has spent time in other card rooms, particularly those in the United States, can attest to the stark difference in dealer quality based on the gratuity system enforced by the card room.

In the OLG casinos in Ontario, dealers in general (with a few exceptions) are notoriously bad. Speed and competency are severely lacking, and a… 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