August 8th, 2020 | JH
The dog days of August are here and hopefully our readers can enjoy the heat and summer fun that Covid panic has been trying to stamp out. You may find yourself doing a long drive to a campsite or working in the yard outside and thinking, “I wish I could listen to something intellectually stimulating that caters to my interests while doing these activities.” Podcasts might be what you’re looking for.
August 1st, 2020 | RR
There have been reports of military-style marches and drills near the Mineral Springs Resort—which is owned by a multi-national company called Create Abundance International Inc.. Locals have posted videos and photos of these drills online, some dating as far back as 2018. The video from 2018 shows what appears to be mostly Chinese women dressed in military garb and following marching orders, which according to witnesses, are being shouted in another language.
August 1st, 2020 | RR
Donald Trump will either be a one-term president, or he won't be. Polls and prognosticators are doing what they did in 2016, which has the same likelihood of backfiring. Weeks before the last election, polls showed Hillary Clinton beating Trump in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Prognosticators were giving Hillary 90% odds of beating Trump and becoming president. As we know now, everyone was wrong and none of it ever happened.
August 1st, 2020 | DS
Politicians and intelligent citizens are being shamed for not wearing masks and for downplaying the severity of COVID-19. Some jurisdictions have made mask-wearing mandatory and punishable by law. Real science is being thrown aside for what is starting to look more and more like a political agenda. Every time we ask a question, or express doubt, we are attacked. Debates about masks or the virus are rarely met with civil debate. Instead, detractors are shouted down and met with demands to shut up and comply.
July 1st, 2020 | JH
Just as the leaves were starting to pop on the trees and the sunshine was getting longer and brighter after a typically long, cold Canadian winter, Hollywood would begin to release blockbuster after blockbuster filled with adventure, spectacle, laughs, scares and romance. As a kid growing up in the '80s, I had a front seat to the burgeoning summer movie season. It was a new concept that Jaws in 1975 had created, so the kinks weren’t totally worked out yet.