Category Archives: News and politics

MPI cancellation fees and their legislated monopoly

Here is some information about MPI cancellation fees and their legislated monopoly. Also if you ever have issues with MPI don’t always accept the initial response or even a supervisors whether it on the phone or in person. I went … Continue reading

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OxyContin maker Purdue nears guilty plea agreement in U.S. criminal probe

They only agreeing to pay the fines and compensation to victims families if they will not face the criminal charges related to the overdose deaths of almost .5 Million people in the US alone. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8814555/OxyContin-maker-Purdue-nears-guilty-plea-agreement-U-S-criminal-probe-sources.html Related Sackler family transferred $1.36 … Continue reading

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CPPIB’s fracking operation in U.S. raises questions

Oh Canada! How Canada’s largest pension fund is financing drilling along Colorado’s Front Range Colorado Independent By Daniel Glick, The Story Group -March 22, 2019 — For Globe and Mail subscribers CPPIB’s fracking operation in U.S. raises questions https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-cppibs-ownership-of-crestone-raises-questions/ PREVIEW … Continue reading

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‘Brainwashed’ podcast reveals the shocking true story behind a prolific conspiracy theory

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcastnews/brainwashed-podcast-reveals-the-shocking-true-story-behind-a-prolific-conspiracy-theory-1.5733067

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$100,000 in bribes helped fraudulent Amazon sellers earn $100 million, DOJ says – Ars Technica

Looks like buyers need to be weary of even Amazon approved resellers at least in some categories. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/09/doj-amazon-workers-took-bribes-to-reinstate-sellers-of-dangerous-products/

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Alberta RCMP charge driver allegedly sleeping in a self-driving, speeding Tesla on Highway 2

https://globalnews.ca/news/7340881/driver-sleeping-iself-driving-speeding-telsa-qeii/amp/ Not sure if they asleep or doing this for kicks as the officer claims the vehicle started to accelerate from about 140 to 150 once they put sirens on. Regardless a Tesla in autopilot mode checks for active driver … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel demand has likely hit its peak, BP says – Globe and Mail

Pumpjacks draw oil out of the ground near Olds, Alta., Thursday, July 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Emma Graney Energy reporter Published September 14, 2020 For Subscribers Options to listen to or read article The article gives two different … Continue reading

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Facebook threatens to block news sharing for Australian users

Facebook threatens to block news sharing for Australian users https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-facebook-threatens-to-block-australian-news-sharing/ France is considering similar changes so digital platforms like Facebook and Google who benefit from news content being shared must contribute to the content. The Canadian government is considering changes … Continue reading

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Meet the Watfly Atlas, a Personal Electric VTOL Coming in 2021 – Robb Report

https://robbreport.com/motors/aviation/personal-aircraft-new-form-of-mobility-2915678/ Interesting vertical take off and landing vehicle student project at the University of Waterloo. You can advance purchase for about $150,000. Apparently no license needed in at least the US but I would think everyone better of if the … Continue reading

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Will COVID-19 be the end of globalization? – Has globalization been killing the middle class?

I agree that globalization has been killing the middle class and consolidating wealth rather than distributing it as has been claimed by supporters of it. Like most things there needs to be a balance and more protections need to be … Continue reading

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