The Decarie Report: March 17: Our Closing Days

Sorry to be late by a full day. But keep those dollars rolling in.___________________________________________________________ https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/mosque-shooting-social-media-1.5058496 Cracking down on hate-making web sites sounds like a good idea. Alas! It’s not that simple. There are, of course, web sites that generate hatred and racism. But some of the worst examples of hatred

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The Decarie Report: March 14:This VERY Dangerous Time

https://www.guardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/12/us-college-admissions-scandal-corruption-rigged https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/us-college-scam-court-cheating-1.5055097 Some universities have always been places of privilege and snobbery. That doesn’t mean they are good. It’s just snobbery. It can run very deep – throughout the whole administration and and faculty. The universities – American and Canadian – are powerfully affected, too -by the wealthy who sit

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The Decarie Report: March 9: killing for Fun and Faith.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/08/norways-1tn-wealth-fund-to-divest-from-oil-and-gas-exploration Nice to see somebody doing something._______________________________________________________________ https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/mar/08/beggars-in-our-own-land-canadas-first-nation-housing-crisis Long, long ago, when the Liberal government of Canada was young, it promised to take action on the dreadful conditions imposed on native peoples. But it still hasn’t lifted a finger. SNC Lavalin wanted bigger money, much, much bigger. And got it

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The Decarie Report: March 05: No. Things are not getting better.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/antarctica-greenland-weather-1.5011904_________________________________________________________________ https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin-trudeau-jane-philpot-resignation-1.5042920 Trudeau is in real trouble. He has now lost two very high profile members of his government – both highly respected for intelligence and honesty.  And that means Canada is now in real trouble. The Liberals have not been an impressive government. But their collapse at this point

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The Decarie Report: February 28::We’re at a tipping point.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/michael-cohen-testimony-trump-prosecution-statute-of-limitations-1.5036442 Wouldn’t that give the prison a bad name?———————————————————————————————-https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/wilson-raybould-freeland-trudeau-snc-lavalin-1.5036795 I don’t  understand the surprise. Both the Liberals and the Conservatives have a long, long history of accepting bribes from business leaders. That’s why those two parties always have big bundles of money to fight elections with. There’s surely nothing new

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The Decarie Report: Feb. 26: How we lost the greatest opportunity in history.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/feb/25/modern-slavery-trafficking-persons-one-in-200_______________________________________________________https://www.rt.com/news/452431-venezuela-us-oust-maduro/ Russia Times is not a good source of news about Russia or China.Of course not. It isn’t going to say anything critical of those. But it’s reporting  on the western world is pretty solid. So, yes it has a bias. But no, that doesn’t affect the honesty of its reporting

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The Decarie Report: Feb. 19: Out Bastards

I don’t know what’s going on with t his idiot machine. This Feb. 19 blog WAS published and sent on Feb. 19. I was shocked here on late February 20 to find  listed as unsent.I did send it on the 19th. I did. I did.—————————————————————————————— https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/19/bernie-sanders-announces-2020-run-presidency Sounds nice. But where’s

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The Decarie Report: Feb. 16: Our daily destruction of ourselves.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/canada-haiti-deportation-violence-protests-1.5021661 For decades, Haiti was ruled by dictators subservervient to American billionaires. Then Haitians won the right to vote. So the U.S. sent troops to bring back the good old days.  And Canada kissed up wih ‘peacekeepers’. Yep. American governments are great believers in democracy._________________________________________________________________ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/16/tijuana-migrant-child-murders-mexico-us-asylum The refugee crises have

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The Decarie Report: Feb. 14:We never got smart enough.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/haiti-quebec-canada-stranded-1.5019136 Haiti, after years of American-approved dictators, established a democracy. But it didn’t last long. The U.S. invaded, setting up a new dictatorship.  (Canada, as usual, helped the U.S. along by sending ‘peacekeepers’ to make it all look respectable.) American and Canadian capitalists see Latin America as simply a place

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The Decarie Report: Feb. 11:Gettting close to the last call…

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/trump-socialism-canada-1.5010033 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/11/trump-offers-socialism-for-the-rich-capitalism-for-everyone-else________________________________________________________________ Until recently, I lived in New Brunswick where all newspapers are lying,  propaganda sheets in praise of their multi-billionaire owner. I now live in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, where I first thought the newspapers were just brainless.  But, no, I’ve just learned that the major one is

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The Decarie Report: Feb. 09:We still live in 1939

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/antarctica-greenland-weather-1.5011904_________________________________________________________________ There were people who fought fascism, including Brits, Canadians and Americans who fought fascism before that was respectable – through the years when our government and business leaders still thought Hitler was a nice guy. (One of the Hitler admirers of the time was Winston Churchill.) https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/feb/04/johnny-longstaff-a-forgotten-hero-the-spanish-civil-war-fighter-the-younguns-folk?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Outlook______________________________________________________________ https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/phrma-drug-prices-pharmaceutical-industry-pmprb-health-1.5012423 The

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The Decarie Report: Feb. 05:greed and stupidity go togehter like – well like Trump and the oil industry.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/04/a-third-of-himalayan-ice-cap-doomed-finds-shocking-report Capitalists don’t care. They don’t care about any of these shocking reports about climate. They don’t care because caring would cut into their profits. We have created a real horror class of people so obsessed with wealth that they refuse to see reality. We’re seen this before. Just about

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The Decarie Report: Feb. 2: So little time; so much insanity.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/01/enduring-the-tide-the-flooded-philippine-islands-that-locals-wont-leave https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/31/chiberia-extreme-cold-in-chicago-inspires-solidarity-and-awe-polar-vortex https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/31/polar-vortex-latest-weather-news-midwest-record-lows (Okay. 20 people died. But probably most of them were old, anyway.) https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/01/january-named-as-australias-hottest-month-on-record https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/feb/01/disaster-in-the-australian-outback-podcast https://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/national-today-newsletter-australia-youth-football-seniors-care-1.4996932 This is insane. But it all really happened. The world’s leading scientists agree that climate change is happening. They agree it will destroy all life on earth. We have known that for

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