Category Archives: Opinion

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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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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Was the Covid-19 pandemic manufactured by China or is it just benefiting from it?

April 11 2020 Post on social m(isl)edia followed by some criticism of parts of this theory. “The coronavirus traveled all over the world from Wuhan China, but it did not reach Beijing or Shanghai or other major cities in China. … Continue reading

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Why pandemics are the perfect environment for conspiracy theories to flourish

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The coronavirus pandemic is the breakthrough Xi Jinping has been waiting for

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits an industrial park, which produces high-end auto parts and molds, in Ningbo, east China’s Zhejiang Pr Opinion https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-the-breakthrough-xi-jinping-has-been-waiting-for-and-hes-making-his-move/ … What’s new is that the Chinese state is committing vast resources to a hybrid strategy of … Continue reading

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Tin foil hat types loving current global conditions

Mar 28 2020 – concerned citizen There sure is a lot of tin foil hat types jumping all over the current global covid-19 pandemic and related conditions. Be careful they try and use repetition to wear down your common sense. … Continue reading

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New World Order – Superclass

Conspiracy theory or indicators from trends in behavior? Most conspiracy theories exist as part of “stigmatized knowledge” – that is, knowledge claims that have not been accepted by those institutions we rely upon for truth validation. Some political scientists are … Continue reading

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Will fear or rational thinking dominate as the COVID-19 virus outbreak plays out?

CTV news Mar 15 2020 — Comments I noticed last week in at least Winnipeg that panic buying started at Costco, Walmart and Superstore. Safeway, Coop and Sobeys were less affected initially. Not sure if demographics may have had something … Continue reading

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Has questionable census classifications contributed to divisiveness?

Voters waiting to cast their ballots in Florida on Tuesday.Credit…Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Voters waiting to cast their ballots in Florida on Tuesday.Credit…Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Opinion New York Times Aug 30 2018 Who’s Afraid of a White Minority? The battle over … Continue reading

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‘Populism’: Bailouts, Brexit and battling rapid climate change | CBC Radio

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/global-trumpism-bailouts-brexit-and-battling-climate-change-1.5321199 — Populism, Bailouts, Brexit and optimism about battling rapid climate change. “How did the middle class end up in perpetual debt? Why is there “no money” for infrastructure or social programs, but there is for waging war? And what … Continue reading

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