The Decarie Report: Oct. 23: Dangerous Times

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/chrysler-auto-loan-canada-account-write-off-edc-bailout-taxpayer-wudrick-milke-1.4871648 Aren’t you proud of how nice our governments are to billionaires? Funny – irving press didn’t have this story._______________________________________________________________Thanks to a reader who sent me this superb and very, very true item. The Rule of the Uber-Rich Means Either Tyranny or Revolution _____________________________________________________________ Donald Trump is a constant liar.

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The Decarie Report: Oct. 20: Yes. New Brunswickers will have a new election. And no. They will still get it wrong.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/jamal-khashoggi-consulate-death-1.4871498 https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/jamal-khashoggi-1.4867155 This has been a bizarre story from the beginning. Both the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have been deliberately starving and bombing millions of children to death. The U.S. also routinely sends hit squads into various countries to murder people. As well, the U.S. has been happily using torture

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The Decarie Report: Oct. 16: Why Nothing Happens in New Brunswick

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/climate-change-costs-1.4833281 https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/10/15/opinion/mr-speaker-say-yes-climate-change-emergency-demanding-urgent-action Yes, it’s happening. But not here in this province of New Brunswick. In their recent provincial election, voters felt the real, gut issues were a need to improve ambulance services and to send French and English children to school in the same busses. Oh, yeah, the biggest winner

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The Decarie Report: Oct. 11: The rise of fascism – again.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2018/oct/10/climate-change-what-will-happen-hellfire-california-forest-fires https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/losses-from-climate-disasters-surge-over-last-20-years-un-says-1.4856708 https://theantimedia.com/united-nations-geoengineering-save-humanity/ http://rabble.ca/news/2018/10/new-un-report-warns-climate-catastrophe-while-ford-kenney-spout-rhetoric https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/dyer-global-warming-report-falls-short-of-honest-truth What should be the biggest news of our time almost never makes the pages of our local newspapers here in New Brunswick. We are very, very close to the final disaster. And we’re making no plans to do anything.__________________________________________________________ Then I include this item because

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The Decarie Report: Oct. 9:Welcome to Nazi North America

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/un-report-global-warming-climate-change-1.4854363 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/08/the-guardian-view-on-climate-change-a-global-emergency https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/09/tipping-points-could-exacerbate-climate-crisis-scientists-fear https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/08/world-leaders-climate-change-ipcc-report https://truthout.org/articles/earths-ice-loss-is-a-nuclear-explosion-of-geologic-change/ Climate change is for real. And we have no idea how quickly it may happen. As it happens, expect refugees in the hundreds of millions. Expect collapsing markets. Expect wars to kill the refugees, to steal neighbouring land….. We’ve known about this for almost 40

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The Decarie Report: Oct. 6: Our very dangerous world.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/theinvestigators/the-investigators-trump-taxes-1.4850942 Now, how about an expose on taxes not paid by New Brunswick’s wealthy? No. The irving press is too busy criticizing the government for spending too much.________________________________________________________________ Another story that didn’t (and won’t) make the irving press. https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/oct/04/ontario-six-nations-nestle-running-water_____________________________________________________________This story may seem overdone. I don’t think it is. Comic books

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The Decarie Report: Oct. 4: It took two minutes to read today’s irving press.

For three hours I have been writing this blog. Then, sudenly, everything has been erased. It happened twice. I have no idea why.  Damn! It’s now been six hours and I’m now proofreading. I can only hope nothing happens before I finish.________________________________________________________________  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/04/libya-war-zone-eu-refugees-tripoli-fighting For a century, British, American and European

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The Decarie Report: Oct. 2: A Bad Day for News.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/canada-usmca-1.4845494 Trudeau and Freeland have to smile at the U.S. free trade deal. To be honest and admit that they were bullied into it would cost the Liberals the next election._______________________________________________________________ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kitimat-lng-canada-1.4845831 Brilliant. Just what we need, more greenhouse gasses. And our taxes will be subsidizing this._____________________________________________________________ This hasn’t made

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The Decarie Report: Sept. 27:The Shame of Being Canadian

Sorry to be late with this. I have just learned the hard way that the old computer protection is not enough. We also need protection against something called malware which makes it easy to hack into our computers._____________________________________________________________ https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-joins-effort-sanction-venezuela-1.4838359 Sounds reasonable? That’s because, like all bad reporting, it does not

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The Decarie Report: Sept. 20: The provincial election? Forget it.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxvzKkmXccmbPBszHRxCGKvJcRXv This first item is a  long extract from a new book about journalism in Britain. It’s a long read, but an important one in understanding our own journalism._______________________________________________________________ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/18/surprise-truce-brokered-by-turkey-and-russia-spares-idlib-for-now The news out of Idlib, the Syrian city that is held by ‘rebels’ – mostly Moslem fighters of the same 

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The Decarie Report: Sept. 18: The Lies We Are Told….

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/charts-climate-change-bar-codes-1.4802293 Well,  not to worry. This story hasn’t been important enough to make the irving press. Anyway, in this election time the politicians have more urgent issues to discuss – like developing fracking……_________________________________________________________________https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/jobs-of-future-technology-davos-1.4826623 This should be a major issue in the New Brunswick provincial election. Nobody’s even mentioning it.————————————————————————————————This has 

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The Decarie Report: Sept. 15: The failure of politics.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/14/paul-manafort-trumps-ex-campaign-chair-strikes-plea-deal-with-special-counse This could be dangerous for all of us. Yes. Trump is blustering liar, an international bully with both friends and foes, an egomaniac…and the list goes on. In consequence, his popularity rating is sinking – fast. But he had begun three projects that were sensible. One was getting out

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The Decarie Report: Sept. 13:The fall of New Brunswick

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/pope-bishops-february-abuse-prevention-summit-1.4819974_____________________________________________________________American governments had decided there would be a World War Three even as World War Two ended in 1945. That’s what the Korean war was supposed to be – the launching point of a war on China. But that and other wars to that end did not go well. Vietnam,

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The Decarie Report: Sept. 11:The evil of our time.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/sep/10/starvation-a-weapon-of-war-that-could-kill-590000-children-by-the-end-of-2018 The war heroes of today kill children – and adult civilians. And it’s not an accident. This is the new face of war. It’s quite deliberate._______________________________________________________________ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/10/john-bolton-castigate-icc-washington-speech In 1945 when I skipped school to join the crowds cheering that the European war was over, my attention was caught by

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