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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The Decarie Report: jan 31: How we won the war – and lost the peace…

I’m a little groggy today. I was up until 4 in the morning watching for developments in Venezuela. There weren’t any – but here’s a story you probably won’t find in your local news outlet. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/30/historian-berates-billionaires-at-davos-over-tax-avoidance One of the greatest threats facing us is the increasing drift of all wealth

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The Decarie Report: Jan. 26:The hell with it!

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/01/los-angeles-teachers-win-victory-against-school-privatization For many years, the quality of American public schools has been going down. But that may now be turning a corner.Now, if we could only improve the quality of universities….but that’s a long story – and one that universities are not interested in.________________________________________________________________ Billionaires are routinely handed out huge

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The Decarie Report: Jan. 22: the last days

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/greenland-southwest-ice-melt-accelerating-1.4986064 Hey. Don’t worry about it. This is just some wacky scientist. For the real scoop, listen to real smart politicians like Donald Trump in the U.S., and Doug Ford in Ontario._________________________________________________________________https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/nevsun-resources-mining-eritrea-1.4980530 Gee! Canadian mining executives did  that? There must be a misunderstanding.________________________________________________________________ https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/why-is-brexit-so-complicated-1.4987728_________________________________________________________________ Canadian Tax Payers Federation is one

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The Decarie Report: Jan. 19: a quiet day

Canada, like Brazil, has it’s share of Donald Trumps in political life.https://cupe.ca/bad-day-students-funding-cut-disguised-tuition-cut-will-cost-students-more-and-hurt-universitiesThese are people who govern to please the very, very rich. So they wouldn’t dream of making billionaires pay taxes and they certainly wouldn’t waste money on frills like university education.The universities are  kind of important. Notice how China

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The Decarie Report: Jan. 17: The Human Flaw

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/15/trump-replacement-obama-climate-plan https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/18/australia-heatwave-sydneys-west-to-hit-45c-after-week-of-extreme-weather Hey. Don’t mean nuthin’. Happens all the time in them faraway places._______________________________________________________________ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/16/china-has-some-of-worlds-most-advanced-weapon-systems-pentagon-warns China – that was a nation in chaos for a couple of centuries – is now a world force in weapons development. In a very short time –  a few decades – it has become

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The Decarie Report: Jan. 12: The tipping point?

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/11/united-states-doesnt-even-make-top-20-global-democracy-index Physician, heal thyself. (This is the country that supports dictatorships – like Guatemala, Saudi Arabia – all over the world.)_____________________________________________________________ https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/12/us-news-headlines-israel-palestine-show-systemic-bias-study_________________________________________________________________ If the following is true, it is very bad news for the American economy and for its world status. For some years, the U.S. has been using trade

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The Decarie Report: Jan. 08: A bad, bad day.

Naughty, naughty. When the war ended in 1945, the American decision was that the U.S. would rule the world. It had no need for a European Union. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/08/trump-administration-downgrades-european-union-status_________________________________________________________I include the following as a sample of fake news. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/venezuela-zerpa-us-1.4968724 Note the paragraph – “A once-wealthy oil nation, Venezuela is in the

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The Decarie Report: Jan. 5: The bottomless pit….

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/torrance-california-bowling-alley-shooting-1.4967245 Wow! The killers must have been them there migrant women and children from Central America. I mean, Americans never shoot each other._________________________________________________________________ For the last couple of days, I’ve been trying to figure what Trump’s withdrawal from Syria tells us – about Trump. He comes across as what he

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The Decarie Report: Jan. 3: Still quiet -but this could well be our decisive year.

Some good news for a change. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/02/north-atlantic-right-whales-canadian-waters______________________________________________________________ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/03/jamal-khashoggi-suspects-appear-before-saudi-court We will pass lightly over the fact that the Saudi prince who almost certainly ordered the killing is not being arrested. No. Let’s take a look at the whole picture. The world is in high moral dudgeon that a Saudi journalist was

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